SEREMBAN: Barisan Nasional component parties must be willing to give way to each other on seat allocations if the coalition is to do well in the coming general election, says Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic).
"We have the formula to do well. In fact, there will be big surprises in Negri Sembilan if we all agree on the formula," said the Barisan deputy chairman said in his speech during a meet-the-people session at Taman Satria in Paroi Tuesday.
Dr Ahmad Zahid believed if this is done, Barisan would be able to regain the Teluk Kemang parliamentary seat, which it lost in 2008 and is traditionally contested by MIC.
"We can even wrest the Seremban parliamentary seat and win 29 of the 36 state seats," said Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also Deputy Prime Minister.
At present, Barisan has 22 seats in the Negri state assembly.
Dr Ahmad Zahid said Barisan should do well in Negri as the state government helmed by Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan had delivered on its promises made to the people.
He later approved several public infrastructure projects in the Rembau parliamentary constituency.
These include the construction of a multipurpose hall in Taman Satria, a bridge at the Kuala Sawah industrial area, street lighting in Taman Angsa Mas and Taman Kelab Tunku.
He also promised to look into a request to construct a primary school in Bandar Seri Sendayan and an alternative road from Taman Tuanku Jaafar to the Seremban-Tampin trunk road.