PKR is prepared to take on PAS in three-cornered fights in the next general election, according to party deputy president Azmin Ali.
As a political party, Azmin said, PKR must be predisposed to face any eventuality.
“If the situation warrants, we have to take them on… If this is the decision of PAS, that is their choice,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Rawang today
Yesterday, the PAS syura council upheld the decision reached during its recent muktamar, or annual general assembly, to sever political ties with PKR.
The syura council also accused PKR of betrayal with regard to political cooperation with PAS.
Meanwhile, Azmin, who is also Selangor menteri besar, said the door has been shut on possible seat negotiations with PAS.
Asked if the door was closed on negotiations, he replied: “Yes, by PAS.”
The PKR leader also said he would not be meeting PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang as the latter is resting to undergo a surgery soon.
“I have no plan to meet Hadi in the nearest future,” Azmin added.
He also revealed more details on his meeting with the three PAS state exco members and the Islamist party’s Selangor commissioner Sallehen Mukhyi this morning.
Quizzed on whether the PAS excos would remain in their respective positions, he replied: “According to the three excos (during the meeting), the severing of ties is meant for political cooperation in GE14. We must still carry on the mandate given by the rakyat in GE13.”
Azmin also reiterated that he needs to meet with PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, who is now on her way back from New York, to discuss the next step.
Two of the PAS excos – Ahmad Yunus Hariri and Zaidy Abdul Talib – were present at the same function and their relationship with the menteri besar appeared cordial.
During lunch, Zaidy even snapped a selfie with Azmin.