Chennai, May 24: DMK treasurer M.K.Stalin was elected as the leader of the legislature party in the Tamil Nadu assembly on Monday, the party said.
In a statement issued here, the DMK said the decision was taken at the meeting of the party's newly-elected legislators held here and presided over by president M.Karunanidhi, and will pave the way for Stalin to become the leader of the opposition.
Senior leader Duraimurugan was elected as the deputy leader of the legislature party, R.Chakrapani as the whip and K.Pichandi as deputy whip.
Later Stalin, in a post on his Facebook page, said he would perform his role very well and discuss the problems of people in the assembly in a constructive manner.
He said he would strive hard to protect the democracy in the assembly.