In response to questions, Ramlogan said the PNM was engaged in acts of hypocrisy and deception.
"It is clear that the Opposition does not want the death penalty to be enforced in this country," Ramlogan claimed. He said crime was not a partisan issue "it is about everybody." He said if the legislation was approved hangings would resume "quicker than you think." But Rowley is insisting the PNM will not be supporting the legislation on Monday. He said the PNM's position had been clearly stated. The bill requires the support of at least one Opposition MP to be passed. "We are not afraid of the AG. We are not going to be bullied by the discredited AG," Rowley said. He added when Ramlogan presented the bill it was indicated it was an ideal piece of legislation to assist in the resumption of hangings in T&T. But, he said, during the debate the PNM MPs showed the many dangers of the legislation. Rowley said 90 per cent of the bill had been amended and the PNM Opposition would not be bullied into amending the constitution with the "residues of a flawed bill." He said the PNM was not surprised by Ramlogan's move to blame the PNM for the bill's failure. "That was always the intention of the AG," Rowley added. He said attacks on the PNM were not new. He said the 54-year-old party was accustomed to such attacks. He said the PNM was not going to be a party of PP's public relations gimmickry.