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If Independent V S Chandran pulls out of the four-cornered fight for Hulu Selangor Parliamentary seat, the chance for BN to wrest it from PR looks promising. As a former senior MIC divisional member, Chandran could spoil and split the votes for BN's P Kamalanathan.
News are rife that Chandran is pulling out today to throw support for BN. I personally commend his move (if he really withdraws). The Indian community will now see Kamalanathan as the best person to represent them and the constituent at the Dewan Rakyat.
There is a 'little' problem left. From 72 MIC branches in Hulu Selangor, only about 30 have pledged support for BN. However, the move by deputy president G Palanivel to also support Kamalanathan will eventually settle the issue.
Elsewhere, not much 'excitement' was noted after two days of campaigning except for the issue by BN about the Three Anak Ibrahim (namely Anwar Ibrahim, Khalid Ibrahim and Zaid Ibrahim), PAS still using some mosques as ceramah venues and matters pertaining to the incompetency of the PR governments in Selangor, Kedah and Kelantan.
On the Opposition stable, Anwar did give his ceramah via tape recorder. Issues like Apco, his sodomy case, the NEM and others are still their favourites.
Afternoon shower and drizzle which lasted till late evening also dictated the mood of campaign, which is expected to heighten two or three days before polling day on Sunday.