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Published: Tuesday December 3, 2013 MYT 10:29:00 PM
Updated: Tuesday December 3, 2013 MYT 10:32:07 PM

Six candidates could be eligible for MIC VP slots, says Datuk T. Mohan

Datuk T. Mohan.

Datuk T. Mohan.

PETALING JAYA: Six candidates in the race to be MIC vice-presidents could actually be eligible to be office bearers if a well-coordinated recount of votes at the recent party polls was conducted, or if fresh elections were held, says MIC vice-presidential candidate Datuk T. Mohan.

"Following the stark contrast in the V.P. poll recounts, I am of the view that it is only fair that six candidates who lost by just a margin of 40 votes, could be possible winners if a well-coordinated recount was done, or if required even re-election is done for the Central Working Committee," said Mohan on Tuesday.

Mohan said the six were S. Ananthan, who won 544 votes, the same as the last two CWC candidates and; 

1) M.M. Samy with 539 votes

2) YB L. Manickam  with 523 votes

3) Dato’ S. Ganesan  with 516 votes

4) M. Karuppanan with 502 votes

5) S.P. Manivasagam with 501 votes

Speaking about the elections, Mohan called on the MIC leadership to urgently attend to all election irregularities so all elected office-bearers could continue to occupy their positions with dignity, speaking about the surprise increase of more than 70 ballots after the last recount in a series of three recounts of the 1427 ballots counted at the party's Annual General Meeting last week.

"The choice of location of the election in a Hotel Ballroom and counting of the votes at a makeshift center in a Hotel Chinese Restaurant itself has made a mockery of the seriousness of the MIC party election machinery," said Mohan.

He pointed out that some candidates like Datuk C. Sothinathan saw their ballots rise from 686 to 717 by the final recount, adding that others like Datuk M. Saravanan also saw a similar rise, from 676 ballots to 716 ballots by the third recount. 

Mohan said if the irregularities were not addressed  public opinion will suspect the leadership of wrong doing and distort the credibility of the leadership.

Tags / Keywords: MIC, Datuk T. Mohan, Politics

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