Vell Paari, the son of Samy Velu and MIC CWC member made an exploit by openly blaming UMNO for the unambiguous split in MIC.
Vell blames UMNO top leadership for creating animosity in MIC with clear intention of getting Samy Velu to quit his position as President of the party which he holds for last 3 decades.
Samy Velu and Taib Mahmud are the 2 remaining Presidents of 2 component parties of BN who hold their positions tightly for 3 long decades.
The statement made by Vell Paari is the most unbecoming and offensive act done by a son of a long reigning President of a BN component Party,MIC, blaming leaders of fellow component party UMNO, for the dwindling support of its members for his president father.
Paari is also blaming UMNO for the birth of an organized group led by former national MIC Deputy Youth Head Mugilan called GAS (Gerakan Anti Samy) after he was sacked from the party by Samy Velu days ago.
Vell is alleging that UMNO is conspiring with Mugilan to humiliate Samy Velu and to see him to withdraw once and for all from MIC leadership for good.
GAS is planning to organize mass rallies among the MIC members to put up strong pressure for Samy to resign as the party President as he is perceived to be the main liability to the already sickly party.
“Samy is ruling with his leg and not by his head” says an MIC member who is quite a neighbor to me in USJ 2.
The spat between Samy Velu and UMNO apparently started with candidature issue for the recent Hulu Selangor by election when UMNO was not in favor of Palani as the candidate.
Najib as BN chairman in his speech in Hulu Selangor announced that the tradition that MIC to contest in that constituency remained but he would be the one to choose the candidate.
Najib’s statement was a direct indication that he was not in favor of G Palani, the President’s choice, currently the party Deputy President who was eyeing incessantly to be named as candidate for the by election but he was not likened both by the BN leaders and the MIC members in Hulu Selangor.
BN wanted to name Mugilan as the favored candidate as he is the local boy and he then was the national Deputy Youth Chief and this move subsequently created a serious head-on bickering between Mugilan and Samy.
The decision created a big tug-of-war between MIC and the BN and eventually Kamalanathan was taken as a compromised candidate and stood to win a razor thin majority of 1700 votes in the hard fought election.
To my humble opinion Vell Paari cannot blame any of the UMNO leaders as these leaders were in desperation to take a win in Hulu Selangor, and as Hulu Selangor is a Malay majority, it is always fair for UMNO leaders to seek the views of the Malay electorates in the constituency.
With the outburst of Paari, it would naturally reaffirms that there are wrinkles and wobbling within the component parties in the BN and that is of course a bad taste for the ruling coalition.
Vell must accept that his father has been over staying at the helm of the party and he should not be loitering around any longer as the leader. He should now learn how to be a follower of whoever succeeds him.
No one is invincible and the dwindling support that Samy is experiencing at the moment is a very natural act of nature.
Vell Paari's offensive assault on UMNO is believed to have the blessing of his father and it is a clear reflection of Samy’s discontent and disgruntlement towards BN leadership in particular towards Najib and Muhyiddin.
Across the South China Sea we also take notice of some unkind comments on the Federal leadership by SUPP leaders and unspoken disgruntlements of the PBRS leaders towards the BN leadership.
Now can anyone tell with utmost honesty which party within component is not in difficulty?
I hate to say what I have said.