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Oropuche East MP Roodal Moonilal speaks to reporters outside the Red House before attending yesterday’s sitting of Parliament.

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal said he is concerned by the Government’s unwillingness to explain the “Fuelgate” crisis in which fuel shipments leaving Trinidad ended up in embargoed Venezuela.

In a statement yesterday he called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to answer several questions about the connection between the visit of the Venezuelan Vice President and fuel from this country ending up in the South American country.

Moonilal also defended his decision to write to the US Ambassador saying, “My letter to the US Ambassador was like a rocket into Balliser house, it excited PNM bloggers and drew attention to this issue from non -PNM observers.”

He added, the prime minister must answer these questions and cease accusing the opposition of trying to destroy the relationship between the United States and Trinidad and Tobago.

The opposition MP also condemned several government ministers who he said, with monotonous frequency, attack and threaten the hungry and the poor who seek food hampers.

He said if citizens are lining up for hours and asking for more than one hamper it is because this very government caused them to be hungry, jobless and hopeless.