I refer to Mr. Vishnu Bisram’s letter of May 21, captioned “Freddie should hate the message and not the messenger.” Mr. Bisram is not going to wear me down. I have every intention of replying to each one of his missives, once they contain criticisms of my comments on his unprofessional conduct of surveys in this country.
I admit that Mr. Bisram has truly turned out to be the most baredfaced person that I ever had a debate with in the newspapers.
Mr. Bisram’s ploy has not fooled anyone. What he does is so irritatingly barefaced that by now he has been thoroughly exposed. He has two methods that are his conventional trades.
Whenever someone calls into question the existence of NACTA, he replies and cries out that the person is attacking his polls.
He carefully sidesteps the question surrounding the dubious life of his phantom organisation, NACTA, that his critics consistently confront him on. So one D. Ramprakash (probably a false name) chastises him for his total lack of transparency. He replies to the person thanking him/her for the letter, says that the person is not like Kissoon and has no agenda. He absolutely refuses to deal with the many questions raised in D. Ramprakash’s correspondence about whether his polls are properly done.
Every time you request information about NACTA and his employment, he sidesteps an answer and asks, “What has that got to do with my polls?” Now we have a new red herring.
He informs us that NACTA is the successor to the Turkeyen Research and Polling Institute, one of Ravi Dev’s front groups that quickly dissipated. Mr. Dev is known for his one-man organisations. He has a political party, ROAR.
Who are in the executives of ROAR? Where is its office? Where are its office personnel? It appears that Bisram comes from that tradition. The point is not what NACTA succeeded, but who or what is NACTA. In that letter to the Kaieteur News of May 21, he wrote: “NACTA was founded by Trinidadian Vassan Ramracha.”
But we are not interested in who found it. We would like to know who leads it, who are the other executives, and where it is located. At least give us a New York telephone number.
In that same letter, he went on: “I was authorised to use the name, and made Director of Polling. I am not authorised to speak on behalf of NACTA.”
So what is Bisram’s relationship with NACTA? Is he a member? Does he sit on its board? And why, if Bisram finances his own polls, as he openly wrote, should NACTA allow him to call the polls NACTA’s operations?
They are not. They are done by Bisram. Here is what Bisram wrote in a letter to Kaieteur News (March 29), “NACTA has existed for 20 years doing polling which have (sic) been published internationally.” Could Mr. Bisram tell us if those surveys were his or NACTA’s?
Does NACTA have other polling directors? Mr. Bisram asserted that he finances his field work because it helps him with his research.
Could he tell us what are his research interests and some of the theories he has discovered while doing these field researches for over 20 years?
In a letter of April 3, he penned the following line: “Freddie, my salary comes from teaching.” So where does Mr. Bisram teach?
That is top secret for a man who claims he is the polling director of a huge group in New York, who travels all over the globe conducting surveys, who has financed his own polls.
Mr. Bisram has one theme – “Don’t ask me anything about my work, my job, my professional life; just accept that I do polls.”
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