THERE has been too much politicking in the Indian-based parties to the detriment of the community.
A broad-minded approach – a paradigm shift – is required to repair the damage done. The solution should be based on a “one-size-fits-all” approach that would bring a collective bargaining power to all categories of people originating from the Indian sub-continent, including Sri Lanka.
I propose parties such as the MIC, IPF and PPP make way for a new party representing the various sub-communities.
The party may have a constitution with provisions to guarantee the inclusion of vice-presidents representing the Tamil, Punjabi, Sri Lankan, Indian Muslim, Malayalee and such.
We must have a clear vision and direction as we face the new challenges ahead. There is no room for sentiments if we are to succeed.
Therefore, in the spirit of brotherhood, I appeal to all to forget the past and have a give-and-take attitude. If there is a will there is a way.
CHANDRAN SUKUMARAN, Port Dickson. (via e-mail)
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