Pheu Thai denies grooming Yaowapa as PM's standin
The ruling Pheu Thai Party Sunday accused the Opposition Democrats of being fanciful in their claims Pheu Thai heavy-weight Yaowapa Wongsawat is being prepared as a stand-in should PM Yingluck Shinawatra meet with a political accident.
Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit denied the party's Chiang Mai's constituency 3 MP Kasem Nimmolrat has quit to pave the way for Yaowapa to contest an election and replace him.
He said Kasem resigned because of health issues and he is also interested in local elections. Kasem also denied he was pressured by senior party members to quit in order to pave the way for Yaowapa to replace him.
He said the party would announce the party candidate to run in the by-election after the Election Commission had announced the by-election day.