Former president Lee Teng-hui yesterday gave his 'Taiwanisation' campaign a further push by saying the result of the March poll proved sentiment for Taiwanese identity is rising. The former leader who has grouped pro-independence activists under the banner of his Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) said there was a need for a strong leader who could help the island achieve its 'Taiwanisation' goal. TSU lawmakers said Mr Lee was advocating a new constitution to gain more public support. All union members have been asked to push for it in the legislature. Mr Lee has also garnered the support of 40 illegal radio stations to promote his idea on air. Speaking to a group of young elite Taiwanese at a leadership training class provided by the Lee Teng-hui School, the former president said the 'rising Taiwanese sentiment' should be used to consolidate the people's roots and turn the island into a 'normalised country'. 'The success of President Chen Shui-bian in winning a second term means that the consolidation of native Taiwanese political leadership has gone one step forward. This is once again a victory of Taiwan's democracy and the victory of the Taiwanese people,' he said.