Among them was J Kumaresan, who claimed to be the personal aide to Kapar MP S Manikavasagam.
Kumaresan (photo: right), who was also the PKR Kepong Youth chief, submitted his application form to MIC Youth wing coordinator T Mohan at the party headquarters in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
Speaking to reporters later, Kumaresan said he felt frustrated because he could not do anything for the Indian community when in PKR.
"I couldn't achieve anything for the community. That is why I have decided to join MIC," he said, adding that there are no allocations from the party or the Pakatan Rakyat-controlled Selangor state government to uplift the Indians.
"I have been with YB Manikavasagam even before he became a member of Parliament. I know what he has done for the community. I am aware how hard it is to help the community without funds," he added.
Kumaresan is confident that the situation would be different with MIC. "I want to make use of this situation to find ways for me to be useful for the community," he said.
Kapar MP to file police report
In welcoming the new members, Mohan said the party is willing to accept anyone who is willing to work for the betterment of the community.
He announced that the recruitment exercise is part of the 'Jom Masuk MIC' campaign to bring in youths into the party.
"There are 30,000 youths ready to join us. We are in the midst of finalising the issue with the ROS (Registrar of Societies). The campaign would cater for the needs of the youth via various activities such as sports," he said.
Meanwhile, an activist from the Sikh community Jaspal Singh also submitted his application to join MIC yesterday.
Saying that "PKR provides a dream, and MIC paves the path", the former Pakatan supporter added that he plans to use the internet to lure more youths to join the party.
Contacted today, Manikavasagam (right) denied that Kumaresan was his aide. "I challenge him to prove this. I will lodge a police report on this."
"He was only with me for a week to help out in the election campaign," he added.
The MP also denied the allegation that PKR and the Selangor state government were not helping the Indian community, stating that allocations have been given to Tamil schools and temples.