Oropuche MP Roodal Moonilal after voting in the Local Government Election at the Gulf View Community Centre on December 2, 2019.

Gail Alexander

United National Congress (UNC) Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal and other UNC MPs will be screened tomorrow evening.

Moonilal said he received a call to be screened by the UNC’s screening team and will be presenting himself at 6.30 pm tomorrow at the UNC’s office.

Also being screened tomorrow evening are UNC Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie, Couva South MP Rudy Indarsingh, Couva North’s Ramona Ramdial and other UNC MPs who haven’t been screened, UNC officials said.

They noted that the only UNC MPs screened so far were David Lee, Lackram Bodoe, Christine Newallo-Hosein and Rodney Charles.

UNC sources said there are other nominees for the seats of Couva South, Caroni Central, Chaguanas East and Couva North, as well as the incumbents.

A lawyer is said to be among nominees in Caroni Central.

Chaguanas mayor Vandana Mohit is reportedly among nominees for a Central T&T seat, they added.

A Tobago-based member of UNC’s executive is among nominees for Couva North.

The UNC has about 11 candidates so far for the 39 Trinidad constituencies it’s contesting. Party front-liners project the UNC taking five other seats in addition to the 18 it currently holds and have hinted the party has some “big name” candidates to be announced.

UNC Princes Town MP Barry Padarath (who is still in Miami) hasn’t yet been contacted on screening.

Yesterday he said he applied for an exemption on June 11 to return home.

“So far I’ve only received an acknowledgement of my application. I’d hope they deal with mine as expeditiously as they did with Penny (Beckles’) own.”

“I’m monitoring this very closely as I read in the Guardian that she arrived home since last Wednesday and was screened last Sunday. It appears there was collusion – all I want is for everyone to be treated equally.”