Fiji Labour Party

Fiji Labour Party (FLP) Fiji ke ek political party hae. Ii party, ek multiracial party hae lekin iske jaada support Hindustani log se mile hae. Iske pahila leader, ek Kaiviti, Timoci Bavadra rahaa. Iske President abhi Jokapeci Koroi, aur leader, Mahendra Chaudhry hae. FLP ke suruwaat 6 July 1985 me Fijian Teachers Association Hall, Suva me, Fiji Trade Union Congress ke auspacies ke niche karaa gais rahaa. 1987 ke election me FLP, National Federation Party (NFP) ke saathe coalition banae ke election jiitis aur Timoci Bavadra Prime Minister banaa. Khaali ek mahina talak sarkar chalae ke baad, Sitiveni Rabuka coup kar ke sarkar ke haatae diis. 1992 ke baad FLP aur NFP alag hoe gain aur 1992 aur 1994 ke election me FLP ke NFP se kamtii Hindustani vote milaa. 1999 me, nawaa contitution ke niche, FLP elction jiitits aur Mahendra Chaudhry, Prime Minister banaa. Ii sarkar ek saal talak chalaa aur fir se ek coup ke baad hatae dewa gais. Dui aur election me FLP, Hindustani log ke biich me aapan support jaada karis, lekin 2006 ke coup ke baad se FLP ke political direction clear nai hae.

1987 ke general elections


1987 ke general election me Alliance Party, jon ki Fiji me 17 saal tak raj karis rahaa ke harae ke aur 52 me se 27 seat jiit ke Fiji Labour Party - National Federation Party coalition, sarkar banais.

Cabinet ke member rahin:

  • Dr. Timoci Bavadra - Prime Minister and Minister for Fijian & Home Affairs
  • Harish Sharma - Dep. PM and Min for Housing, Urban Affairs & Information
  • Jai Ram Reddy - Attorney General and Minister for Justice
  • Mahendra Chaudhry - Minister for Finance and Economic Planning
  • Mosese Volavola - Minister for Lands, Energy and Mineral Resources
  • Joeli Kalou - Minister for Labour and Immigration
  • Dr. Satendra Nandan - Minister for Health and Social Welfare
  • Dr. Tupeni Baba - Minister for Education, Youth and Sports
  • Krishna Datt - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Civil Aviation
  • Ratu Jo Nacula - Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forests
  • Ahmed Bhamji - Minister for Communications, Transport and Works
  • Navin Maharaj - Minister for Trade, Industry and Tourism

The Fiji Military Forces overthrew the Labour Government after only one month in office. The armed overthrow was led by Lt. Col. Sitiveni Rabuka, on May 14th 1987 at 10.00am and members of the government were held in captivity for seven days at the Boron House. Another attempt to get back to constitutional Government of National Unity also met the same fate when military again took over on 25th September 1987 and imposed military rule.

Previously Fiji Labour Party had decided that it would not contest any elections under the racially biased and discriminatory 1990 Constitution. However, the prevailing situation at that moment compelled the National Council meeting to decide otherwise and contest the 1992 general elections to have a voice in the House of Representatives. The Party did extremely well despite their late start to win the following 13 seats:

  • Mahendra P Chaudhry
  • Anand Babla
  • Krishna Chand
  • G R S Chaudhry
  • Tulsi Ram Khelawan
  • Shiromani Madhawan
  • Vinod Maharaj
  • Dr. K S Naidu
  • R Prasad
  • Pradhuman Raniga
  • Shiu Sharan Sharma
  • Lateef Subedar
  • Lekh Ram Vayeshno

1994 Snap Elections


The 1994 snap elections was a bitter affair with National Federation Party as it used racial overtures and FLP's conditional support for Sitiveni Rabuka to become the Prime Minister in return of immediate review of the racially discriminatory 1990 Constitution, ALTA, VAT and Labour reforms. Though FLP suffered due to the distortion of certain facts during the Elections, we still managed to win 7 Seats in the House of Representatives. More importantly, FLP raked in 46% of the total Indian votes, which indicated that labour still enjoyed a very strong support in the community.

The following members were elected to the House of Representatives following the snap elections:

  • Mahendra P Chaudhry
  • Krishna Datt
  • Anand Babla
  • Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi
  • Vinod Maharaj
  • Dr. K S Naidu
  • Shiromani Madhavan

1999 National Elections


The 1999 General Elections was held under the newly formulated 1997 Constitution and Fiji Labour Party after running an extensive campaign to help the poor and promising to address the disadvantaged, alleviation of poverty, bringing down the basic cost of livelihood, overwhelmingly won 37 seats. Together with its coalition partners, the coalition had 52 seats. The following were the Labour Party members in Government:

  • Mahendra P. Chaudhry - Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Public Enterprise, Sugar Industry and Information.
  • Dr. Tupeni L. Baba - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  • Anand K. Singh - Attorney General and Minister for Justice.
  • Ratu Moses Volavola - Minister for Lands, ALTA and Mineral Resources
  • S. S. Sharma - Minister for Works and Energy.
  • Pratap Chand - Minister for Education.
  • Ratu T. Momoedonu - Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations
  • Anup Kumar - Minister for Commerce, Business Development & Investment
  • Dr. Ganesh Chand - Minister for National Planning, Local Government, Housing and Environment.
  • Manoa Bale - Minister for Regional Development and Multi-Ethnic Affairs
  • Lavenia Padarath - Minister for Women, Culture and Social Welfare.
  • Gaffar Ahmad - Assistant Minister for Home Affairs.
  • L. R. Vayeshnoi - Assistant Minister in Prime Minister's Office.
  • John Ali - Assistant Minister for Housing and Transport.
  • Dr. Gunasegran Gounder - Assistant Minister for Health.

The People Coalition Government one year at helm speaks for itself as milestone were reached and below is an account of the achievements of the government.