Straight fights for top posts in MIC Youth and Wanita

Mohana (left) and Vickneswari posing for a photograph at Wisma MIC.

KUALA LUMPUR - There will be straight fights for the top posts in the MIC Youth and Wanita wings when their delegates go to the polls on Nov 16.

Party secretary C. Sivarraajh will be facing deputy Youth chief V. Mugilan for the MIC Youth chief post while the contest for the Wanita top post will be between MIC social and welfare bureau chief Mohana Muni­andy and Wanita MIC secretary Vickneswary Muthukrishnan.

Their names were announced after nominations closed at the MIC headquarters, here, yesterday.

Incumbents Youth chief Datuk T. Mohan and Wanita head Datin Paduka Komala Krishnamoorthy are not defending their posts, allowing for new leaders to take charge of the respective wings.

Mohan said he would be going for one of the three vice-presidents' post in the election that will be held on Nov 30.

It will be a three-cornered fight for the deputy chief post in the Youth wing, with the spotlight on two lawyers, MIC Youth legal bureau head R. Thinalan, who is Sivarraajh's running mate, and Sashi Kumar Kannan from Mugilan's camp.

The other contender is Kedah MIC Youth executive council member K. Somasundaram.

In the women's wing, Perak Wan­ita MIC deputy leader P. Premah is facing Nirmala Kunjamboo for the deputy women leader's post.

The polls will also see the Youth and Wanita wings elect two representatives each for the central working committee (CWC).

Meanwhile, Mohan said it was time he moved up the party rungs after serving as a CWC member for 10 years.

Eight people are vying for the three VP posts, including incumbents Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk M. Saravanan and Perak state assembly speaker Datuk Seri S.K. Devamany.

The others are party treasurer-general Datuk Jaspal Singh, former MIC vice-president Datuk S. Sothi­nathan, former MIC Youth chief Datuk S.A. Vigneswaran, Johor's Datuk S. Bala­krishnan and former Klang division chairman Datuk Raghu Moorthy.

The elections for the deputy presidency, vice-presidency and 23 CWC posts are scheduled for Nov 30 in Malacca, with nominations set on Nov 16.