In a letter to DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng earlier Monday, Sivasubramaniam said he had had lost confidence in the Perak DAP as it failed to fulfill its promise to appoint two Indian state executive council members.
He added the decision was a "big slap" in the face of Perak Indians and tantamount to deceiving the community.
"My victory in Buntong was a mandate given by the Indian community in the area, and therefore I cannot accept the decision made by the Perak DAP," he added.
When contacted, Sivasubramaniam said he would not vacate his seat and would instead serve as an independent.
“I have no intention of joining any Barisan component party but will fight for the people of Buntong as an independent,” he said.
He also questioned why DAP central executive committee member A. Sivanesan, who is from Selangor, was chosen as an exco over other Perak DAP leaders.
Sivasubramaniam claimed that he and state party committee member and Tronoh assemblyman V. Sivakumar were supposed to get the exco posts as they had worked hard and sacrificed a lot for the party.
He added that even if an Indian Perak DAP member were to get an assembly Speaker or Deputy Speaker post, it could not “do much for the Indian community.”
“This is not right. The leadership should be discussing the allocation of exco posts and other appointments with all 18 DAP assemblymen,” said Sivasubramaniam.
Of the 10 exco members sworn in on March 29, six were from DAP, including one Indian representative, Sungkai assemblyman A. Sivanesan.
UPDATE: Buntong assemblyman retracts resignation
Buntong Assemblyman quits DAP
I think Sivasubramaniam should quit and be an independent. He must hold firm his values and belief. If he thinks Indians should be made the menteri besar, then he should fight for it under the MIC regime. But Indians under the MIC had never had a deputy MB but with DAP Penang, we now have a deputy MB. In Pahang, there's not even an Indian Exco; why are the indians quiet about it? Is it that Umno and Barisan Nasional can do what it like for the Indians while the Barisan Rakyat is particular? In fact we Malaysians are seeing much better representations of Indians within the Barisan Rakyat. But since Siva has lost confidence with the DAP he can quit and join Barisan Nasional. He can join PPP or MIC or Umno. He can take his fight to defend the Indians within MIC or PPP. The fact that Sivanesan is from Selangor is immaterial as he is also an Indian. What Sivasubramaniam is projecting is that Selangor Indians cannot represent Perak Indians. So now our problem is not about Indian rights and representation but Perak Indians cannot be represented by Selangor Indians because they are different Indians. Sivasubramaniam has now created a new class of Indians by dividing the Indians into 13 classes, each state Indians are differentiated and group into a class of its own. If he thinks the current state government cannot do much for the Indians, then he should quit. Why did he turn back? Why can't he hold firm to his integrity? Is he fighting for the Indians or for himself? It's never about the Indians; it's personal interest! The Indians are being used as a shield and a sword for self interest. I hope the Indians recognized the abusers.