The Move Forward Party (MFP) held a rally under the Rama VIII Bridge on the Thonburi side to promote their MP candidates for nearby districts.
The party aims for more than 80 MP seats in the upcoming general election on May 14.
In the previous election, the party secured nine out of the possible 30 seats in Bangkok. This election, there are three more available seats after the total number of constituency MPs was increased from 350 to 400.
MP Candidate Nattacha Boonchaiinsawat said one of the party’s immediate policies that they will pursue if they were elected into office is to fix the smog problem.
He said the party will deal with the main cause of the problem which is irresponsible corporations that are buying crops from burning fields.
The next problem that they pledged to fix is the rising electricity price. The MP candidate said the rising bill stems from the previous government’s policies that supported electricity producers and pass on the burden to the people instead.
Nattacha also commented on Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) Leader General Prawit Wongsuwan’s latest social media post on Wednesday.
The MP candidate said the post shows that Prawit really wants to become prime minister by acting like a conductor to the formation of the government prior to the election.
Prawit said he will wait and see the election results before deciding on any political alliance and any coalition is still possible, fueling the speculation that the deal between the PPRP and the Pheu Thai Party still exists.
The rumored deal was for Prawit to become premier and Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will get to come home.
MFP Spokesperson Rangsiman Rome said the party has already prepared 312 policies including universal welfare measures, free education, the reformation of the military, the abolition of mandatory conscription, the Progressive Liquor Bill, and measures to eradicate monopolies.
He also insisted that his party will never form a government with the PPRP or General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party.
Photos by Kan Sangthong and Additional Report by Erich Parpart