Opposition MP Dr Amery Browne says all of the MPs in the Parliament should have joined him to greet Opposition MP and former prime minister Patrick Manning upon his return to Trinidad on Tuesday night.
Manning spent the last six months in the US, undergoing specialised therapy for a mild stroke he suffered in January.
He was accompanied by his wife, Hazel.
Browne and Alicia Hospedales, were the only two People's National Movement MPs who joined a crowd of supporters at Piarco International Airport to greet Manning upon his arrival.
No Government MPs were present either.
In an interview with TV6 News, Browne was asked if anyone should draw any conclusions about the absence of Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley and the majority of the PNM MPs.
"I would always put myself in the position of Mr Manning. I'm not 66 and I don't have a stroke, but should I have been in those circumstances and coming out of those doors after all of these months, I really would have wanted to have seen every MP, including those on the Government side being here to welcome me," Dr Browne said.
Hospedales made no reference to any other MPs when asked by TV6 News for a comment.
"All I can say is that I am thankful that I am here, and here to celebrate his return and to, you know, just be here to celebrate, you know, just to share the joy with all these members that were present this evening," Hospedales said.
Dr Rowley told TV6 News on Monday he received no official notification of Manning's return.
He also said "the handling of Mr Manning's ailment is a family matter" and he did not want to turn the situation into "political football".
The PNM's public relations officer, Senator Faris Al-Rawi, was at the airport on Tuesday night and met with Manning in Piarco's VIP lounge. Al-Rawi told TV6 News Dr Rowley's position on the matter "could only be and is in fact the reason" why the Opposition Leader was not at the airport on Tuesday night.
Al-Rawi said the PNM is "very, very happy" for Manning's return.
PNM General Council member Joel Primus said there was a large turn-out of young PNM supporters at the airport to greet Manning, and he described this as a good sign for the party's future.
Browne, Hospedales, Al-Rawi and Primus all said they were glad Manning is now home and wished him a speedy recovery.