Thamanat re-joins Palang Pracharath Party to head campaign in the north
Former Palang Pracharath Party Secretary-General Thamanat Prompao is expected to be responsible for overseeing the party’s election campaign in the northern provinces, after he re-joined the party, along with 11 MPs from the Thai Economic Party.
Palang Pracharath Deputy Leader Wirat Rattanaseth said today (Thursday) that Thamanat and the 11 MPs, who are former members of the party, applied for memberships on Monday.
Thamanat and 20 of his followers were sacked from the Palang Pracharath Party in January last year, when they threatened to resign en masse if they were not given the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment portfolio, which is held by Varawut Silpa-archa of the Chartthaipattana Party.
The 12 Thai Economic Party MPs, led by Thamanat includes Pai Link of Kamphaeng Phet, Kasem Supparanon of Nakhon Ratchasima, Pornchai Insuk of Phichit, Panya Jinakham of Mae Hong Son, Yutthana Pothasuthon and Somsak Kunngern of Khon Kaen.
Earlier, two other MPs in the group, namely Boonsing Warinrak and Pol Gen Yongyuth Thep Chamnong, joined the Palang Pracharath Party.