KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- Long-time in*****bent MIC deputy president Datuk S. Subramaniam accepted his defeat Saturday by Datuk G. Palanivel in the party elections, and calls on the new party line-up to deliver the promises made during the election campaign.
"There were a lot of promises made and I hope they will deliver them to the Indian community. I accept and respect the delegates' decision," said Subramaniam after the announcement of the election results.
"Now the president has his own team and I hope they will move in the same direction," he told reporters.
Subramaniam, who has been MIC's No. 2 since 1981, only managed to garner 495 votes against Palanivel's 933 votes.
The former Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs said he will remain an ordinary member of the party and Seputeh division chief, and will continue to contribute his services to the community.
Subramaniam, who was left in the cold after he was not given a seat to contest under the Barisan Nasional banner in the 2004 general election, said: "In a competition, winning or losing is common and I urge my supporters to be calm and respect the delegates' decision."
Touching on his campaign strategy, he said it had not gone wrong and his efforts were rewarded by the respectable number of votes he received.
Full List Of MIC Office Bearers After Today's Elections
KUALA LUMPUR, June 24 (Bernama) -- Following are the full list of MIC office bearers after Saturday's elections at the 60th MIC General Assembly.
Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu (returned unopposed for a record 10th term in March at the presidential nomination day)
Datuk G. Palanivel (933 votes)
VICE-PRESIDENT (3 POSTS)
Datuk S. Sothinathan (1,153),
Datuk S. Veerasingam - (1,141)
Tan Sri Dr K.S.Nijhar -- (939)
CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE Members (23)
1. Datuk G. Rajoo (1,176)
2. Datuk V. Saravanan (1,116)
3. Dr S. Subramaniam (1,115)
4. Datuk M. Davendran (1,048)
5. Datuk K.S. Balakrishnan (1,045)
6. Datuk R. Ganeson (1,025)
7. Kamala Ganapathy (1.012)
8. Datuk R. Raghavan (987)
9. Datuk T. Rajagopalu (983)
10. P.K. Subbaiyah (968)
11. Datuk S. Balakrishnan (968)
12. R, Ragumoorthy (948) *
13. S.S. Rajagopal (935)
14. Datuk V. Thiagarajan (924)
15. Datuk R. Ganesan (919)
16. Datuk Dr K. Rajapathy (916)
17. Datuk S. Krishnasamy (911)
18. Datuk Dr L. Krishnan (831)
19. Prof Datuk T. Marimuthu (828)
20. Datuk K. Sivalingam (805)
21. Vimalah Nair (802)
22. Senator M. Saravanan (776)
23. P.Logeswary (775) *
* denotes newcomers. The others are in*****bents.