Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra made a phone call to the meeting of Pheu Thai Party MPs, saying the timing is good for the red-shirt movement to accept the prime minister’s offer for political reconciliation.
But Thaksin quickly added that it would be up to the red-shirt movement itself as to whether it would accept the offer of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.
Noppadol Pattama, a close aide of haksin, hooked Thaksin up to the Pheu Thai meeting at 1 pm. Reporters were also allowed to ask questions.
Abhisit announced the road map to peace and political reconciliation Monday night, saying he will hold a general election on November 14.
“It’s up to red shirts whether to accept PM’s offer. It has nothing to do with me,” Thaksin said.
“Everything’s far beyond me now. I’m just a little piece in the red shirts movement.”