He said that with the current arrangement a branch chairman would end up choosing family members to helm the respective wings.
“All this nonsense must go,” he told reporters yesterday after opening Datuk Dr S. Vasan’s orthopaedic and adult reconstruction surgery clinic at a private hospital here.
Samy Vellu said that the youth wing would be allowed to set up their own branches and have their own functions.
“This is to give them greater independence,” said the party president.
He also said that the party would go all out to attract Malaysians of Telegu, Malayalee and Sri Lankan ancestry to join the MIC.
The current number of Telegu, Malayalee and Sri Lankan members in the party was still small, he added.
“We want to harness their capabilities,” he said, adding that they would be allowed to set up their own branches.