Mr Kumar follows former Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng and current Central CDC mayor and FAS chief Zainuddin Nordin, who will be leaving their MP posts in Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC.
The trio’s departure would leave Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC with Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen and Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo, with 3 spots to fill.
The PAP team in Bishan-Toa Payoh is expected to face stiff competition from Chiam See Tong’s SPP, and the DPP, led by Benjamin Pwee.
Mr Kumar has been saddled in recent times with the Residents Committee Office dispute in Toa Pyoh, where the RC went ahead and build an office at a void deck in The Peak despite objections from residents.
The RC members were selected by Mr Kumar and not elected by residents of The Peak.
Mr Zainuddin has also been shown up by the Lions poor showing in the SEA Games, while
Yoda Wong Kan Seng will be turning 69 this year.