Speaking at a news conference at a hotel in Bangkok, the group’s core member and senator for Buriram, Thaweesak Kidbanjong, said his group supports a general election under the democratic system.
However, he said, in order to ensure a smooth poll, all political parties should take a step backward to pave way for peace talks to map out new election rules that are acceptable to all.
Otherwise political turbulence will continue even after the general election as the new government will not be able to perform its duties because the opposition will again take to streets to rally against it, he added.
Mr Thaweesak said the only problem for the moment was that the royal election decree stipulating that a general election be held on Feb 2 is now effective.
A way out is that all parties must stay put and must not file any candidates for any list and constituency MP seats in order to prevent the planned general elections from taking place, he said, adding that whenever an agreement on new election rules is reached, then all political parties can enter into election mode.
By doing it this way, there would be no problem after the election and the new administration would be able to move the country forward, the senator said.
Mr Thaweesak insisted his group, comprising of about 60 senators, would stick to democratic principles and would not act against the laws stipulated under the 2007 Constitution.