MIC is expected to be out of the rut – the present crisis is expected to end soon with the interferences of Barisan Nasional (BN) de[uty chairman who is also Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
Datuk Seri G. Palanivel is actually being rescued from drowning deeper in the rough water of politics and he has to admit it – he had blundered – and BN leadership has to step in to help solve the Indian-based party crisis.
The MIC president had all along thought he could handle the party problem on his own – without consultation or collective agreement from the party leadership – deputy president, vice-presidents, central working committees (CWC), youth and women chiefs.
BN deputy chairman who is also Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said it straight – “The president (Palanivel) seems to be out of focus…and I am not going to criticise and make it out of control.”
The reality is the problem in the party has become a crisis which is bad for the party itself and in a bigger picture, bad for BN.
Palanivel had, as clearly said by the Deputy Prime Minister, lost his focus where instead of being on hand to solve the issue collectively, he chose to work with only party leaders and members who he ‘trusted’, literally means his men.
MIC deputy president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam had patiently SMSes and waited for a meeting since the letter from Registrar of Societies (RoS) was handed out in middle of December.
Palanivel had ignored the SMSes by not replying and in the meantime worked with few of his men to solve the problem which could be interpreted as ‘challenging the findings of the registrar’.
At the same time, he saw it fit to drop several leaders and replaced them with his men, which in reality creating further rift and splitting the party deeper, instead of reconciliating and being together to face the problem.
With the interference of Muhyiddin, Palanivel has not only indirectly lost his authority as the party president but worse is his image as a leader who is supposed to solve party problems and unite leaders and members.
In short, MIC leaders and members see him as incapable and lack charisma which will affect his chance of being re-elected in the next party election.
In fact, party vice-president Datuk P. Kamalanathan had even called for a fresh election of all positions which he said could once and for all solved the whole party problem – from the unregistered branches right up to a new president.
Things do not look good Palanivel now and when Muhyiddin had helped the crisis, Palanivel is not expected to emerge as a leader anymore.
He is saved as of now but the ‘scratches and injuries’ during the present crisis may leave him as an ‘injured lion’ whose roar no longer scares people.MYNEWSHUB.CC