KUALA LUMPUR: Johor MIC chief Ramis Subramaniam has been returned as the national deputy chief after his sole challenger A. Gunanathan withdrew from the contest.
Gunanathan, who is the Kuala Selangor deputy chief is however in the fray for the two seats in the MIC central working committee.
He is challenging MIC Youth Social and Welfare Committee bureau chairman T. Mohan and Pahang chief M.P. Nathan, who are backed by National Youth chief S.A. Vigneswaran.
Two others, Kuala Selangor division chief L. Sivasubramaniam and Perak chief K. Ravi withdrew from the fight.
Vigneswaran said a total of 14 candidates were contesting for the 12 national youth council posts after three of them withdrew.
“The youth wing had decided to back 12 candidates, taking into consideration the representation of the various states,” he said.
The 12 officially backed candidates are incumbent national youth secretary S. Murugesan, V. Mugilan, P. Kamalanathan, S. Subbiah, S. Bhaskar, and M. Mohanadas.
The others are R. Vickneswaran, P. Shanmugam, A. Sittarasu, K. Rajakumaran, P. Shanmugaveloo and R. Palaniappan
Two others including journalist R. Ravichandran and A. Kamala Kannan are contesting for the council post.
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