Waythamoorthy: Hindraf - Pakatan pact possible in next election

PETALING JAYA: The Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) may be joining hands with Pakatan Harapan in the next general election, said its chairman P. Waythamoorthy (pic).

Waythamoorthy said that a meeting with Pakatan chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad took place at the former premier's office at the Perdana Leadership Foundation in Putrajaya on Thursday.

"I actually proposed to Dr Mahathir to raise the matter of Hindraf being a partner during Pakatan Harapan's next supreme council meeting. Based on Dr Mahathir's vast experience in politics, he realises that the Indians need representation in the opposition coalition," Waythamoorthy said when contacted.

According to him, Hindraf is targeting 31 parliamentary seats and 59 state seats in the upcoming polls.

"Out of the 31 parliamentary seats, 16 seats are a sure win if the opposition takes in Hindraf," he claimed.

Waythamoorthy also revealed that meetings have taken place with the top leaders in the opposition coalition.

"I met with three out of the four party leaders. Only one more is left," he said, refusing to reveal further details.

At present, Pakatan Harapan consists of DAP, PKR, Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi).