Thai raksa chart party submits defence to constitutional court.
Its latest bid to fight the possibility of dissolution, the embattled Thai Raksa Chart Party yesterday defended its nomination of Princess Ubolratana, saying it had been done at the wish and consent of the Princess.
The party's lawyer, Surachai Chinchai, explained that the nomination was done with innocent intent and the party had no special goals behind it.
"We innocently believed that we could do it. Also, it was done at the wish of the one who was nominated," he said.
He also insisted that the party had not falsely used the Princess's name, and that Ubolratana had agreed to be named the party's sole prime ministerial candidate.
The nomination of Ubolratana, who is the elder sister of His Majesty the King, was submitted to the Election Commission on the morning of February 8 by party leader Pheeraphon Pongpanit.