Kuala Lumpur – As the date for the grand-scale 70th year celebrations for MIC nears, expectations are running high that former MIC President Datuk Seri G.Palanivel would turn-up to grace the event and accept the honours awaiting him.
MIC sources said that former MIC Presidents and in their absence their immediate family members are expected to be honoured by the guest of honour and Barisan Nasional Chairman, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Bin Tun Razak, for their past contributions to the party.
The 70th year celebrations will be held on Saturday, 6th of August, 2016, at the MAEPS Serdang, Selangor.
Despite the leadership tussle in the party which was going on for the last one year, MIC sources said that MIC President Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam and the organizing committee for the 70th year celebrations are determined to ensure that proper honours are accorded to Datuk Seri G.Palanivel when he turns up for the event.
MIC Deputy President Datuk Seri S.K.Devamany (pic) has been particularly tasked to hand over the invitation to Palanivel personally and MIC sources revealed that the Deputy President is making the necessary arrangements to personally hand over the invitation to Palanivel.
MIC sources said invitations are also being sent to former MIC leaders who have since left the party. Attempts have been made to ensure that no one is left out from the invitation list by reason of their past or current political allegiance. Respective state leaderships have been given the task to give out the invitation cards to the branch leaders including those who are still outside the party.
The MIC leadership is said to be of the view that the 70th year celebrations is an opportunity to bring together all the different factions within the party. It is also seen as a platform to welcome former members who left the party in the past for various reasons.
MIC sources pointed out that some key leaders from Palanivel’s faction are also expected to turn up for the 70th year celebrations, indicating their consent to return to the party,putting behind their past differences with the current leadership.