Samy Vellu's men sweep MIC elections

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Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 13 (ANI): The team chosen by Malaysian Indian Congress president S. Samy Vellu has won all top four positions at the party elections held on Saturday.

The clean sweep has silenced Samy Vellu's critics who were saying that the MIC president was losing grip on the party, the Star Online reports.

G. Palanivel led the charge by fighting off a strong challenge from S. Subramaniam to retain his deputy presidency by 82 votes.

The other challenger, S. Sothinathan, also failed to fare any better.

Other three vice-presidents elected are-Dr S. Subramaniam, S.K. Devamany and M. Saravanan.

Nineteen out f 23 central working committee posts were won by Samy Vellu's men.

Following the result declaration, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak urged the MIC to re-unite and strengthen itself to face the challenges ahead. (ANI)

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