KUALA LUMPUR: Selangor DAP is unanimous in holding a state election before the Election Commission gazettes the redelineation for parliamentary and state seats.
Its chairman Tony Pua (pic) said the resolution in favour of a snap state election was unanimously passed at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
“For those asking whether it should be done before or after the redelineation, it would be stupid to say after.
“Of course the final decision will be left to the Pakatan Harapan top leadership,” Pua told a press conference on Wednesday.
However, Pua said the call to hold a snap state election did not mean that it would materialise immediately.
“The redelineation exercise would take eight months to a year to be passed, and by then we will be reaching a full term.
“We can call for a state election subject to the approval of the Sultan,” he added.
DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang has called for Selangor to hold a snap election following the redelineation proposal that was alleged to have deliberately changed the map of the state.
Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali, who is PKR deputy president, has shot down Lim’s proposal saying such a move was not necessary as the mandate given by the people in the 2013 polls was massive.
He said the party was instead mulling legal action against the EC’s exercise.