Two Kuomintang lawmakers yesterday openly challenged the party's leadership, saying they would put Taiwan's political stability ahead of party politics. Tsai Chia-fu, who won a seat in Saturday's elections, said he would not follow orders from the KMT caucus if such orders were at odds with Taiwan's 'political stability, economic recovery, or matters related to the country's construction'. Mr Tsai is the deputy head of a group of lawmakers called Chinchenghui, which is mainly made up of KMT members. He is not the first Chinchenghui member to distance himself from the KMT. Hsu Den-koun, who used to lead the group, already has defected to the rival Taiwan Solidarity Union. Another lawmaker, Lin Pin-kuan, yesterday also expressed dissenting views. Mr Lin is a member of the KMT, but won the election running as an independent. He is the secretary-general of a group of lawmakers called 'e-generation' which represents the information technology sector. Mr Lin was yesterday quoted by the China Times Express as saying he would put 'the nation first, partisan politics second'. Both Chinchenghui and e-generation are relatively small groups affiliated with the KMT in the legislature, but their calls could put pressure on the KMT leadership to compromise.