Kuala Lumpur: Amid the demand from some
sections of Malaysian Indian Congress for the resignation of
party president Samy Vellu, a prominent political activist has
said that the ethnic Indian leader is democratically elected
and should complete his term which runs until 2012.
Former MIC women`s wing leader Jaya Parthiban said
that no one had the right to ask Vellu, 73, to step down as he
had been democratically elected to the post.
He should be allowed to complete his term which runs
until 2012, she said in a statement.
Vellu has been at the helm of the MIC for three
decades should not step down from his post.
She said only MIC delegates had the right to decide
who should lead the party.
Jaya was commenting on recent reports calling for
Samy Vellu to quit his post and hand over the reins to his
deputy G. Palanivel.
"If anyone wants to take over the party, he should
contest and get the support of the delegates in a democratic
manner," she said.
Jaya claimed the party delegates still valued Samy
Vellu`s leadership and had full confidence in him.