JOHOR BARU: MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam has stressed that his decision to vie for top post has nothing to do with him being vengeful or hasty but for the survival of the party.
He reiterated that he made the decision after seeing the crisis within the party worsen that had lead to confusion among MIC members in particular at grassroots level.
Subramaniam, who is also the Health Minister, said that a good leader should make a decision that would strengthen the party and not the other way around.
“Initially, I had no intention of going for the president’s post until several division and branch leaders from various parts of the country came to see me as they are worried about the future of the party.
“In fact, some have even expressed their uneasiness by the way members ‘shoot’ at the rivalsand we want this problem to be stopped,” he added.
He said this when met after a dinner meeting with more than 200 Johor southern region MIC branch chairmen on March 18.
Subramaniam pointed out that he had no ulterior motives or hidden agenda besides ensuring the party remained relevant and achieve better results in the next general elections.
“I only wanted what is best for MIC and Barisan Nasional as a whole, in fact many members do not want to see the party to record bad results in the elections anymore and thus changes must be made.
“If I was given the opportunity to be the party’s president then I do not wish to hold into such position in a long time and will handed it over to other capable leaders to ensure the growth of MIC,” he said.
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