Azmin said he was ready to meet Hadi to iron out the seat negotiations with PAS for the Sungai Besar parliamentary by-election to be held on June 18.
Azmin, who is PKR deputy president, said he has held meetings twice with PAS top leaders, including deputy president Datuk Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, election director Datuk Mustafa Ali and Hadi’s political secretary Dr Ahmad Samsuri Mokhtar, on the seat negotiation, despite Hadi’s reported firmness on PAS contesting it.
“Sometimes I pity Ustad Hadi.
Azmin was asked of reports about Hadi’s denial on the seat negotiations between PKR and PAS.
Asked if PAS was still adamant on contesting, Azmin refused to comment “merely based on assumption.”
“The room for discussion is still open.
“Pakatan Harapan and PAS have many good candidates. That's why we are still discussing,” he said, adding that there was still a long way to go before the nomination on June 5.
Asked on the outcome of his meeting with Parti Amanah Negara a day earlier, Azmin said Amanah, a breakaway group of PAS, had “mentioned” about fielding its candidate.
“I heard their views. But I remain open to listen to Amanah leaders to find a better solution. I think that the discussions and differences in opinions are the strength for us before a final decision is made.
“I have met with PAS' top leadership, Amanah and I have discussed with the Penang chief minister.
“The series of discussions with PAS, Amanah and Penang CM (Lim Guan Eng) went positively and we hope that a consensus could be reached in the near future,” he added