“21st August is set for MIC Presidential Nomination ” – MIC Interim Sec Gen

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“A meeting of the Interim CWC 2009 of the MIC met on the evening of the 24th July and fixed  21st August as the date for the Presidential nomination.In the event of a contest the contest will be conducted on the 6th of September. “, said MIC Interim Secretary General , Mr. A.Sakthivel in a statement today.

“The Acting  President of MIC has stated that the Interim CWC 2009 was very inclusive in its approach and attempted to accommodate as many branches as possible. “, he added

He also stressed that Datuk  Seri Dr.S.Subramaniam has come out strongly against a group attempting to destabilise the Party by claiming to be the CWC of the MIC and confusing the ordinary members of the Party. He pointed out that the Interim CWC 2009 chaired by the Acting President Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam is the legal CWC whose office bearers have been recognised and rectified by the Registrar of Societies.

The  Interim CWC of the MIC  passed a resolution yesterday to stop MIC leaders at all levels from attending any function organised by the illegal CWC conducted by fraction of the former President of MIC , Datuk Seri G.Palanivel.

“The Interim CWC 2009 also resolved that any member who participates in any nomination or election conducted by this illegal CWC can be subjected to disciplinary action and can be denied the right to participate in the nominations and elections of the official Interim CWC of 2009.”, he continues.

The Interim CWC 2009 was driven to take this drastic stand in view of the confusion on the ground and to bring focus ,discipline and order into the Party.

According to the MIC constitution the President is elected by all the Branch Chairmen. Meanwhile the nominations held from the 10 th to 12 th of July  for the Branches saw 2685 Branch Chairmen filing in their nominations. The State Branch Election Dispute Committee which has been entrusted with the task of investigating and deciding on disputes and appeals  has recommended   that  260  branches be allowed file  in their nominations.

The date for this nomination has been fixed for 1st of August and in the event of a contest it will be held on the 9th of August.

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