Suwat's visit has no political agenda : Democrat
Democrat Party secretary general Suthep Thaugsuban denied any political implication in his Tuesday's visit by former Thai Rak Thai Party deputy leader Suwat Liptapanlop.
"I have never persuaded Suwat to join the [Democrat] party. And as far as I know, he has not resigned from the Thai Rak Thai," said Suthep, after meeting with Suwat at the Democrat Party headquarters before noon.
The meeting lasted about half an hour.
Suthep said Suwat called on him Tuesday to extend an invitation for him, Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, and the party's chief adviser Chuan Leekpai to take part in the cremation ceremony of Suwat's father on December 15.
Suwat heads a key faction in the Thai Rak Thai.
Suthep said that he believed most of Thai Rak Thai's former MPs would wait to see a clear direction in politics before making any decision involving their political future.
Wuthichai Sanguanwongchai, a former Thai Rak Thai MP for Chaiyaphum, has applied to become a Democrat member.