By Thai Newsroom Reporters
TWO PALANG PRACHARATH MPs today (Jan. 17) resigned as members of the biggest government party, thus immediately depriving themselves of MP status.
MP Supon Fong-ngarm and MP Santi Kiranand tendered letters of resignation from membership of Palang Pracharath Party headed by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan amidst news reports that they already intend to join the brand-new Thailand Future Party led by the so-called Si Kumarn (Four Infants) Group.
Two candidates ranking among those on the Palang Pracharath party list contesting for MP in the 2019 general election are yet to replace Supon and Santi as MPs.
Thailand Future Party is currently jointly led by former finance minister Uttama Savanayana and former energy minister Sontirat Sontijirawong.
Uttama and Sontirat had earlier acted as leader and secretary-general of Palang Pracharath Party respectively until they were reshuffled out of the cabinet of ministers and pressed to leave the largest coalition partner in government alongside a few others in the Si Kumarn Group in 2020.
The brand-new party has reportedly planned to name former deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak as candidate for head of a post-election government.
Top: Supon Fong-ngarm and Santi Kiranand resigned from Palang Pracharat Party today. Photo: Thansettakij.com