‘Door open’ for renegades

'Door open' for renegades
Thamanat: Kickedout of PPRP
Thamanat: Kickedout of PPRP

Key figures in the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) mentioned they would have no argument to Capt Thamanat Prompow, leader from the Setthakij Thai Party, and a group of previous PPRP MPs rejoining the ruling party.

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin, who heads the particular PPRP’s strategic committee, said on Tuesday  the party does not have any issue with the return of Capt Thamanat and the expelled MPs.

Deputy Finance Minister and PPRP secretary-general Santi Promphat said the door was theoretically open up.

Nevertheless , he said it will be up to the party’s executive committee to decide on whether to welcome them back.

When Gen Prawit learned several Setthakij Thai MPs exactly who defected from the PPRP were reportedly getting ready to run as applicants in Tak, he said the PPRP would not field selection candidates in the exact same constituencies as Setthakij Thai candidates.

This prompted other key figures in the PPRP to consider similar stances, resources said.

Setthakij Thai is home to 18 MPs, including Capt Thamanat, removed by the PPRP to get acting as renegades.