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Ukrit calls on charter court to withdraw from

FORMER SENATE and Parliament president Ukrit Mongkolnavin says he fears a bloodbath between rival political camps once the Constitutional Court hands down a verdict on the fate of caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. As a result, he has urged the court to relinquish its role and withdraw from the case.

The court is due to rule on whether Yingluck violated the charter and must be disqualified for an unlawful transfer of National Security Council secretary-general Thawil Pliensri.

Government supporters have voiced concern the court might overstep its authority in the case and plunge the country into a political vacuum - in the process also disqualifying the caretaker Cabinet.

Ukrit, who is also chairman of the Independent National Rule of Law Commission, said the court should not have accepted the petition in the first place because the controversy over Thawil's transfer has been decided by the Supreme Administrative Court.


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