PETALING JAYA: A tussle is expected for the MIC Youth chief post following the decision by incumbent T. Mohan not to seek re-election.
A party official said Mohan, who had been the Youth chief since 2009, has anointed his national secretary C. Sivarraajh as his successor.
Mohan, who has reached the mandatory 40 years, is eligible to contest but had announced he will step down when his term expires in November.
Sivarraajh, 37, a special officer to Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Zambry Abdul Kadir, is expected to face deputy MIC Youth chief V. Mugilan, who is the Hulu Selangor division Youth leader.
Sivarraajh, who has an Economics degree from Universiti Malaya, had lost in his bid to secure the Buntong state seat in the May 5 general election but is known to play an active role in MIC Youth.
The Youth elections and selection of delegates to the MIC Youth assembly are expected to be held early next month.
Some 550 delegates are expected to elect the national Youth chief, deputy Youth chief, 12 national Youth council members and two representatives to the party’s main central working committee in November.
Sivarraajh was among 10 people detained for attempting to stop the partial demolition of the Sri Muniswarar Kaliamman temple in Jalan P. Ramlee on Sunday. He was released several hours later after statements were recorded.
Perak MIC Youth chief M. Veeran said Sivarraajh has the endorsement of party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.