BN wins Hulu Selangor
BN won today’s poll by just 1725 votes, recouping spoilt votes which contributed to its defeat in Election 2008, but failing to convincingly bury a strong PR.
Earlier today, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had set a target of winning by up to 6,000 votes as observers had noted that BN needed to win big after pulling out all the stops during the campaign to justify Najib’s personal involvement and its pork-barrelled spending.
The ruling coalition had thrown everything and the kitchen sink at the campaign in an attempt to to put it on track to recovery after a string of by-election defeats since Election 2008.
BN had lost in all by-elections in the peninsular since 2008, except for its stronghold of Bagan Pinang in Negri Sembilan, which it retained in a by-election last October.
In today’s vote, Kamalanathan obtained 24,997 votes while Zaid received 23,272.
Pakatan Rakyat mengadakan perhimpunan di Stadium Kuala Kubu Bahru. Ia dihadiri Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, calon PKR Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, pemimpin DAP Lim Kit Siang, ahli parlimen Batu Tian Chua dan ahli parlimen Gombak Azmin Ali serta kira-kira 300 penyokong PKR
"Ini bukan kali pertama kita kalah. Kekalahan ini tidak akan mematahkan semangat kita. PKR pernah kalah teruk sehingga tinggal satu kerusi sahaja. Kita akan terus berjuang," kata Tian Chua.
** Tahniah UMNO diatas kemenangan di Hulu Selangor kerana PRK ini dilihat pertembungan DS Najib vs D Zaid Ibrahim bukan MIC yang bertanding.Puluhan juta ditaburkan sedikit sebanyak mengabui mata rakyat Melayu di Felda dan India estet .
Jika kisah PRK Ijok diambil contoh, TS Khalid kalah di PRK tetapi di PRU dia menang besar dan menjadi MB Selangor.