Indians in Trinidad cannot only rely on the electorate because the system is fixed against them to acquire political power. I am not suggesting that Indians should not participate and vote. Every election Indians must vote to avoid a PNM 2/3 victory in Parliaments as in 1971 giving the PNM government the power to write the Constitution of Trinidad and to control and change the electorate boundaries against Indians. Polls or no Polls the PNM victory for the government is fixed to win by boundary gerrymandering unless once in a BLUE MOON their support base [ Africans] are fed up with non-Africans in the PNM.
For example stealing monies as in the case by Calder Hart that help to topple the PNM government that brought the UNC / Kamla government in power.
Indians in Trinidad must seek ALTERNATIVES WAYS TO POWER by following the Black / African example in Guyana whereby they seek executive power sharing. In Guyana whether elections are free and fair it doesn’t matter to Blacks.
The Blacks in Guyana elected officials and Black THINK TANKS have made it clear to the PPP – Indian base Government that the seat of the government must be shared meaning Shared Executive power ethnically. Executive Power for Blacks means having a say, in the distributions of Guyana’s Wealth/ Budget.
Guyanese Blacks are not just sitting around shouting for Shared Executive Power but are creating conditions to bring the PPP / Government to the BARGAINING TABLE and it is only a matter of time that the PPP / Government will concede to Black demands. The Blacks in Guyana feel that the PPP has a numerical advantage that a makes it impossible for the PNC Afro party to win an election.
In Guyana therefore the African leaders are demanding executive power sharing.
IN Trinidad Indians like Guyanese Blacks must not only depend on and electoral victory but create conditions for some sort of decentralizations or Executive Shared Power as Blacks in Guyana.