Mr Jeyaretnam said in a statement:
“I think it is important to challenge the Prime Minister on his home turf of Ang Mo Kio and I am glad to see he is still hiding behind a six-member GRC because it shows he is afraid.”
General Election 2011 was the first election which the RP participated in.
Then, an RP team which included current States Times Review editor Alex Tan tried to wrest Ang Mo Kio GRC from PM Lee, but managed to secure only 30.67 percent of the vote.
Mr Jeyaretnam chose to lead a team to contest in West Coast GRC, where the RP fared slightly better with 33.43 percent of the vote.