MIC now begs for a second Ministerial post from Najib. With Najib trying to streamline the cabinet, it is nigh impossible that he would agree. The joke going around is Samy Vellu will be made a Senator and may walk in through the back door to possibly get back his Works Ministry or Minister of Indian Affairs as they did in Perak. Najib must be dumb enough to do that.
T.Mohan the youth coordinator may not know the history of MIC, but it was Samy Vellu who in the seventies did not want a second Minister after Athi Nahappan died. Samy Velu asked for and got a deputy Ministers post to replace a Minister. Sam was frightened of rivalry.
T.Mohan may not know, if Athi Nahappan had not died in 1976, we would have missed Samy Vellu being the President of MIC, and what a frightful thought it is. Indians without Samy Vellu. Just can’t imagine.
Read my earlier posting here.
MIC seeks second ministerial post
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC Youth has urged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to consider giving another minister post to the party.
Its coordinator T. Mohan said this was necessary as the Indian community faced numerous social problems and issues which could only be addressed by an Indian appointee.
He said the MIC used to have two ministers during the tenure of Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn. The then MIC president Tun V.T. Sambanthan was in charge of the Unity portfolio while Tan Sri Athi Nahappan was Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department.
Mohan said that the present one full minister and two deputy ministers was inadequate to serve the 1.9 million Indians in the country.
He said the additional post would make it easier for MIC to go to the ground and regain the lost support for Barisan.