The Bhumjaithai Party will contest the next general election without the Matchima faction of Somsak Thepsuthin, party leader Anuthin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday.
BJT originally had 34 MPs - 27 of the Friends of Newin faction and seven of Matchima.
Mr Anuthin admitted Matchima had broken away from BJT. Two of the remaining MPs, one a Si Sa Ket MP and the other a Ratchaburi MP, had also shown their intention of leaving the party.
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