KUALA LUMPUR: PAS has disclosed plans to contest 42 state seats in Selangor at the upcoming polls.
The Malay Mail Online reported this plan includes those seats presently held by PKR president Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail and state Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.
According to the English news portal, state PAS commissioner Sallehen Mukhyi said the party is hoping to field candidates in Kajang, Bukit Antarabangsa and the Gombak parliamentary seats, among others.
The Star Online reported Sallehen saying the party was also prepared to face three-cornered fights for the seats.
“Actually we don’t like three-cornered fights but we decided to do so after DAP chairman Tony Pua and Selangor Parti Amanah Negara chairman Izham Hashim said they would field candidates in all seats currently held by us,” Sallehen was quoted as saying.
The Selangor executive council member said this was just an intention and not a final decision as the party’s top leadership had yet to decide on the matter.
“The final decision will be made by the party leadership, but at the moment we are considering contesting that seat (Gombak) as well,” he was quoted as saying.
Gombak is now held by Azmin and Sallehen pointed out that the parliamentary seat was contested by PAS former member Mohd Hatta Ramli in 1999 and 2004.
Sallehen has denied any talks with Azmin about seat negotiations.
Last week, PKR’s political bureau gave Azmin approval to negotiate seat allocation with PAS in Selangor.