Tuesday October 16, 2012
MIC confident of Indian support
KUALA LUMPUR: MIC will intensify its efforts to deliver some 235,000 Indian votes in Selangor to Barisan Nasional in the coming general election, said party president Datuk Seri G. Palanivel.
He said the party was confident of delivering the votes judging by the various initiatives undertaken by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to uplift the well-being of the Indian community.
“With the various initiatives taken, we expect the Indian support towards BN to increase by more than 70% in Selangor, especially in rural and suburban areas.
“This is important to wrest Selangor back from the Opposition,” he said after attending the foundation stone laying ceremony at Rimba Jaya Sri Maha Mariamman Temple here yesterday.
Palanivel said MIC would also increase its Indian vote bank within the party by increasing it from the current 400,000 to more than 500,000 votes.
Meanwhile, Palanivel, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, said Najib had approved a RM1mil allocation for the construction of a temple, which is expected to be completed in a year's time.