Pheu Thai politicians in Bangkok are pressing Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan, former deputy leader of the Thai Rak Thai party, to contest the gubernatorial election in January even though she has indicated her unwillingness to stand.
MP Wicharn Minchainan, who represents Min Buri and Klong Sam Wa, said yesterday that Pheu Thai has yet to nominate someone to stand for Bangkok governor but its city MPs, city councillors and district councillors agree that Khunying Sudarat is the most appropriate choice.
Khunying Sudarat on Friday posted on her Facebook page that she will not compete in the election and thanked those who asked her to stand. She said she wanted to devote her time to a project to restore religious buildings in India.
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