TAPAH: Tapah Umno wants the Tapah parliamentary seat to be returned to Umno to prevent it from falling into Opposition hands in the next election.
Its chief, Datuk Samsudin Abu Hassan, said the Barisan Nasional stronghold had been given to component parties for five terms since 1981 but was now in danger of going to the Opposition.
“We are not making threats or giving a warning but this is what the grassroots want,” he told reporters after opening the Tapah Umno’s branch, Wanita, Youth and Puteri meetings here yesterday.
He said this when asked to comment on a motion on the matter, which received the support of all 83 branches at the meeting.
In the March 8 general election, the MIC’s Datuk M. Saravanan won the seat by a 3,200-vote against Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s Tan Seng Toh. – Bernama