Former MIC vice-president C Sivaraj yesterday announced his resignation from the party with immediate effect.
In a letter to MIC president SA Vigneswaran, Sivaraj said he wanted to implement his duties as a senator and Indian community leader without restrictions from any quarters, especially the party leadership.
"I believe I have given my full attention and commitment to the party’s struggle since joining it almost 20 years ago.
"I personally feel that this decision is the best for me and most significant for the party for now," the Taman Bukit Kuchai Baru branch chief said.
Sivaraj confirmed the authenticity of the letter when contacted by Bernama.
Sivaraj, 47, was appointed as a member of the MIC central working committee after losing in the 2021 party election, but was stripped of the post on May 11.