He made the remark when Sri Lanka Mirror inquired from his about a move to appoint minister Sarath Fonseka as an assistant leader of the UNP.
Rajapakshe said he had joined the UNP at a time when no one was willing to do so, and that he was elected to parliament although the party leader wanted him to be appointed on the national list.
Not even Mangala Samaraweera was in the UNP when he joined the party, he said.
However, Fonseka was unable to obtain at least 5,000 votes from Colombo district, and it will be a grave injustice to persons like Rosie Senanayake who had obtained more than 50,000 votes, said Rajapakshe.
The media has reported that UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was planning to summon the party’s working committee on May 08 and create three assistant leader positions for the party.