BN: Padang Serai win can kick off new wave

KULIM: Barisan Nasional candidate for the Padang Serai seat, Datuk C. Sivarraajh, is optimistic that the people still have a soft spot for the coalition.

“We were rejected in the 15th General Election (GE15) due to several issues that could not be avoided and which the people did not like.

“I believe Padang Serai constituents will give Barisan an opportunity to fix the coalition and the country, and I also believe the wave will start here,” he said during a campaign round with young people here yesterday.

In GE15, Barisan lost more than half of the seats it had won in GE14 in 2018 and was left with just 30.

Sivarraajh believed that Barisan’s decision to join the unity government at the federal level would not impact voting behaviour in the constituency, Bernama reported.

Elaborating, the former MIC Youth chief said the coalition could win the parliamentary seat, although it would be a daunting task.

He said he would work hard to win over the people’s support.

“We are facing many challenges, among which, polling falls on a working day. But I believe we can see solid support if our voters go out to cast their ballots.

“I’m not saying this is an easy task but with hard work, commitment and dedication, together with the Padang Serai Barisan leadership, it is possible (to win), and we could make a wave from here,” he added.

Polling for the Padang Serai seat was postponed following the death of Pakatan Harapan incumbent M. Karupaiya, 69, on Nov 16.

The Election Commission then fixed Dec 7 as polling day while early voting is on Dec 3.

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