Alongside his colleague Bobby Hurrerram, Minister Avinash Teeluck held a press conference on Wednesday. He deplored the “politicisation” of the affair, insisting that it was an isolated case. “Despite Air Mauritius’ best efforts, some people are using this case for political gain,” Avinash Teeluck said. According to him, Air Mauritius did everything it could to protect the trade unionist’s job. But it was the president of the Air Mauritius Cabin Crew Association, in his view, who is responsible for her dismissal. Avinash Teeluck cited in particular the fact that Yogita Babboo-Rama refused to submit to a disciplinary committee. For the MSM Minister, Air Mauritius is a company that has always worked in the interests of its employees.
As expected, the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM) has targeted the former Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party (PTr), Navin Ramgoolam. “It is important to inform the public about the source of the Rs 200 million that was in Navin Ramgoolam’s safe”, said MSM spokesman Avinash Teeluck at a press briefing at the Sun Trust on Wednesday 26 July.