By Thai Newsroom Reporters
A CARAVAN OF ABOUT 50 AUTOMOBILES was launched today (Dec. 10) for members of Thai Sang Thai Party to travel from Bangkok to the provinces and build up pre-election popularity along the way.
Entitled “Sang Thai 77 Jangwat” (create Thai in 77 provinces), the Thai Sang Thai Party caravan is scheduled to travel from the capital to all provinces of the country in what appeared to be a popularity-wooing campaign arranged well ahead of the next general election.
Dec. 10 was specifically picked as the kick-off date for Thai Sang Thai Party’s travelling caravan because it marks the launch of the country’s first constitution nearly 90 years ago.
The caravan consisting of 50-plus vehicles including pickup trucks, tour buses and sedans was apparently intended to get the people in the provinces more accustomed to the brand-new party, largely viewed as sort of a spinoff from Pheu Thai Party.
Leading in the Thai Sang Thai Party caravan are well-known politicians, mostly having earlier performed as cabinet members and MPs, such as Khunying Sudarat Keyurapan, Pokhin Polakul, Pongsakorn Unnopporn, Watana Muangsook and Sita Tiwari.
The veteran politicians were among those earlier attached to Thai Rak Thai Party which was resurrected as People’s Power Party and finally as Pheu Thai Party with self-exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra as their spiritual leader.
Top: Khunying Sudarat Keyurapan leader of Thai Sang Thai Party. Photo: Siam Rath
Home Page: Thai Sang Thai Party leaders raise their arms together at a recent meeting. Photo: Matichon