PKR under pressure over Bkt Selambau candidate

Athi Veeranggan

As PKR decides on its candidate for the Bukit Selambau by-elections come April 7, supporters of one prospective candidate are already considering a Plan B.
Jerai division chief B Kalaivanar, one of the four said to be on the shortlist, has been described by his backers as loyal and committed to the party – and they want leaders to choose him to contest the state seat in Kedah.
If the party overlooks Kalaivanar, a grassroots leader and social activist, they are set to desert the election campaign and may even leave PKR altogether.