Posted: 02 Sep 2011 12:31 AM PDT
PSM is asking DAP to hand over the seat where its candidate quit the party after the 2008 polls.
"We should get the seat. DAP got the seat and lost the (state)government," he told FMT today.
The Sungai Siput MP said PSM deputy president M Sarasvathy had been working in the Jelapang constituency even before the 2008 general election.
"We only want one state and one parliament seat in Perak," he added.
In the 2008 general election, Sarasvathy was defeated in a three-cornered fight which also involved DAP and Barisan Nasional.
DAP rep Hee Yit Foong subsequently quit the party leading to the fall of the Pakatan Rakyat state government in 2009.
Meanwhile, Jeyakumar confirmed that he would defend his seat regardless of who the MIC would field.
There is speculation within MIC that secretary-general S Murugesan would be contesting in Sungai Siput, a seat long held by MIC strongman S Samy Vellu until his defeat in the hands of Jeyakumar in 2008.
PSM secretary-general S Arutchelvan also echoed calls for the Jelapang seat to be given to PSM.
On the issue of candidature, he admitted that there was external pressure for all six PSM activists who were detained for 28 days under the Emergency Ordinance to be made election candidates.
However, he stressed that the popularity of the six would not be a factor.
"They must have served the constituency for five years to be made candidates," he said.
"The final decision on seats will be made after a meeting on Sept 25," he added, hoping that all the other seats, aside from Jelapang, would be contested according to the status quo of the 12th general election.
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