Malaysian Indian Muslim Congress (Kimma) National Youth chief Datuk Thajudeen Mohideen and 850 youth members quit the party following a disagreement with top party leaders who wanted to withdraw support for Barisan Nasional.

“We want to continue supporting Barisan,” Thajudeen told reporters at a news conference here on Saturday.

He said the move was made after Kimma president Muhammed Ali Naina Mohd said the party should stop supporting Barisan and join Pakatan Rakyat.

Thajudeen claimed Muhammad Ali made the statement to 23 members of the Kimma supreme council at a two-hour meeting at the party headquarters here on Aug 2.

“On that night, 13 of the 23 supreme council members were adamant in not joining Pakatan,” he said.

Thajudeen said a new political party would be formed soon for Malaysian Indian Muslims. — Bernama