MIC Youth chief denies ever joining MyPPP, wants record scrubbed
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MIC Youth chief, C. Sivaraajh, speaks during a press conference at MIC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur April 18, 2018. â" Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, April 18 â" MIC Youth chief C. Sivaraajh rejected today MyPPPâs claim he had once been a member, telling the Barisan Nasional (BN) ally to erase any such record from its ledgers.
Speaking during a press conference at the MIC Youth office here today, Sivaraajh suggested that MyPPPâs purported record of his membership may have been due to an entry error or impersonation.
MyPPP president Tan Sri M. Kayveas made the allegation yesterday as part of the two partiesâ fight over the Cameron Highlands federal seat for the general election.
âI categorically deny that I was ever a PPP member,â Sivaraajh said today, insisting MIC was the first political party he ever joined when he signed up in 2005.
âI donât mind sending them a letter asking them that, if they have a record showing Iâm a member, to terminate my membership,â he added.
Sivaraajh is believed to be MICâs pick for the Cameron Highlands seat that Kayveasâ party is also eyeing, providing possible motive for the latterâs revelation.
MyPPP is staking a claim on the seat held by fallen giant Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, the former MIC president who fell out of favour with BN, and insists the seat will be lost unless it is allowed to contest there.
Kayveas is adamant on claiming the seat for his party, despite being offered the Segambut parliamentary constituency as a consolation, going as far as to suggest yesterday that he could withdraw his party from BN.
Sivaraajh described such threats as unhelpful with the general election just weeks away, but said it was not his place to comment.
âThis is something between him (Kayveas) and the prime minister,â he said.
Sivaraajh said he will not take legal action against Kayveas over yesterdayâs allegation, in the spirit of cooperation as both MIC and MyPPP are âfellow components of BNâ.
âMy focus is now on Cameron. I hope MyPPP will help MIC win Cameron for BN, and we would also help PPP in any constituency that they contest,â he said.Source: Google News