Acting President, Dr Subra, said that all Palanivel's men can vote, so long they are eligible members. The nominations between July 10 and July 12, and re-election between July 20 and July 26, will be the only official election.
Palanivel has already been sacked as member. Looks like only Subra is the main man. There's no close competitor to him unless Sothinathan or Balasubramaniam comes in.
Anyway, Samy Vellu's influence is still there over the party, unfortunately, the support of public is no longer there and they are becoming unpopular / irrelevant.