PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang has told party members to choose between dyed-in-the-wool party leaders or those who are DAP sympathisers in the party polls next week.
"It is up to PAS members whether they want to liberate themselves and follow their own policies or to follow DAP's dictates," he was quoted as saying by Harakahdaily in his stronghold of Marang, Terengganu yesterday.
He said certain quarters were out to influence how PAS should conduct its business.
"There are other parties such as DAP, which have their views about PAS, these other parties including DAP want to demand (PAS to act) like this and like that," he said.
When asked about the the clash between the ulama (religious scholars) and professionals in PAS, Hadi brushed this aside, stating that it is instead a contest between groups that are supported and opposed by DAP.
"The issue of ulama does not arise as both sides have ulama.
"It is just one side is supported by DAP and another side is not supported by DAP... so make a choice.
"I want to give a chance to PAS members to choose whether we want to side with ourselves or with DAP.
Perhaps there are leaders who are endorsed by DAP and are of the same opinion with DAP," he said.
The election for PAS central leadership will take place on the first day of its three-day muktamar, on June 4.