Pheu Thai Party MP Worachai Hema says he will put forward his version of an amnesty bill for urgent consideration by the House next week.
He said he will ask the House to move the bill up the agenda for urgent deliberation next Wednesday. The legislative session ends on April 18.
The bill has been slotted as the second-last item on parliament's agenda and awaits its first reading vote.
Mr Worachai, a Samut Prakan MP and leader of the 42 red-shirt Pheu Thai MPs supporting the bill, said about 200 MPs have now been enlisted to support the measure.
He would need the support of at least 250 MPs, however, to bring the bill forward as an urgent agenda item. It would otherwise be bumped to the next parliamentary session.
He said he will continue to push for passage of the bill even if his own Pheu Thai Party and the government whips oppose his move.
Mr Worachai said he is worried that those who oppose his bill will lobby other lawmakers to veto the legislation.
The bill is one of eight drafted to date that propose an amnesty for offenders facing charges related to political violence since the Sept 19, 2006 coup.
Mr Worachai's bill has drawn opposition for its broad coverage of those accused of taking part in political violence since 2006.
Critics say Mr Worachai could benefit from the bill which he and 41 other red-shirt MPs have co-sponsored.
Mr Worachai, however, insisted the proposed amnesty would not cover exiled former premier Thaksin Shinawatra or the protest leaders. He said the bill has nothing to do with the Pheu Thai Party.
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