KUALA LUMPUR: MIC Youth secretary C. Sivarraajh will contest for the wing’s top post on Nov 16.
Sivarraajh, who is the special officer to the Perak Mentri Besar, said he was offering himself based on his track record and performance in the wing since 2008.
Incumbent Datuk T. Mohan has announced that he was stepping down as Youth chief to vie for a vice-president post.
“We have touched base with the division youths and they have the capability to assess the candidates who would bring the wing to a higher level,” he said at a press conference here yesterday.
Sivarraajh, who holds an Economics degree from Universiti Malaya, contested unsuccessfully for the Buntong state seat in Perak in the May general election.
He said National Legal Bureau chief R. Thinalan had been chosen as his running mate for the deputy Youth chief’s post.
Nominations for the party’s Youth and Wanita polls will be held on Friday. Incumbent MIC Youth deputy chief V. Mugilan is believed to be a likely contender for the wing’s top post.