MIC sec-gen M.Asojan now one of party's three vice presidents

JOHOR BARU: MIC secretary general Datuk M.Asojan (pic) has managed to clinch a position as one of the party's three vice presidents.

Along with Asojan, Datuk T. Mohan and Datuk T.Murugiah also managed to retain their party positions and it is learned that MIC president Tan Sri SA Vigneswaran is expected to make an announcement on the matter soon.

Party sources said on Saturday (Nov 27) that Asojan would be among the first vice presidents from Johor after a long time.

"It was a keenly fought party election. There are also many new faces in the 21-seat central working committee (CWC)," the party sources said.

Others who were vying for the vice-presidency include the incumbent Datuk C. Sivarraajh and two new faces.

The two were MIC executive secretary A.K Ramalinggam and party information chief Datuk V.Gunalan.

Sources said the results were only announced in the wee hours of the morning.

Meanwhile in Johor, state MIC chairman R. Vidyananthan was expected to be retained as party chief after he managed to be elected into one of the 10 positions.

Sources said at least four new faces had also emerged as winners in the party polls here including Johor MIC Singapore workers affairs bureau chief S. Aruldass.

"Once you get into the 10 top positions, the party president will then appoint the state chairman and other office bearers," the source said.

On Friday (Nov 26) more than 24,600 MIC members from more than 4,000 branches nationwide cast their votes from 4pm to 7pm.

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