KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 — MIC deputy youth chief V.Mugilan has asked party president Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu to quit immediately, in order to salvage the Barisan Nasional (BN) component party.
Mugilan said Samy Vellu cannot stay any longer. — file pic
“If possible I want him to resign today. However if he needs time, then perhaps until the end of this year, but no longer than that,” said Mugilan at a press conference today.
Mugilan has denied that this was a personal vendetta. The Hulu Selangor MIC youth chief was a BN favourite to contest the Hulu Selangor by-election last month, but objections from Samy Vellu and his own party denied him the chance. Eventual party choice, P. Kamalanathan, went on to win the by-election.
“No, no... I just want to save the party,”he said.
Mugilan said that he was only using Samy Vellu’s modus operandi, when the latter ousted Tun VT Sambanthan more than four decades ago.