Thailand's Pheu Thai Party, headed by caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, on March 21 opposed a court verdict to have the February 2 general election nullified.

Earlier, the court ruled on a petition forwarded by the Office of the Ombudsman, in which Kittipong Kamolthamwong, a law lecturer with Thammasat University, argued the election violated the constitution.

The court said the election failed to be held on a single day as stipulated in national law, and requested the Election Commission and the caretaker government to set a date for a new election.

The party insisted that the office had no authority to forward the request.

The party spokesman said it was planning to file lawsuits against the Democrat Party, which had boycotted the election, protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban and the EC for their roles in causing the election to be ruled void and thus inflicting losses on the country.

The party will also ask its parliamentary candidates across the country to seek compensation for the damage the court ruling has caused, the spokesman said.

The EC will hold meetings with the government and political parties to discuss the new election date, EC member Somchai Srisutthiyakorn said.

But Suthep has insisted on carrying out reform before election, saying protesters will try to make any new election void too.

A new election might be nullified again if it is disrupted as in the case with the February 2 poll, the Pheu Thai Party warned.-VNA