Chennai, June 14(BPNS)
Senior leader of AIADMK and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O Panneerselvam was elected Deputy Leader of the AIADMK legislative party. This will enable him to be the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly.
Former Minister and senior leader of AIADMK, SP Velumony was elected as the Chief Whip of the party in the legislative assembly.
The decision to elect OPS as the Deputy Leader of Opposition and SP Velumony as the Chief Whip of the legislative party was taken at the party meeting held at the AIADMK headquarters on Monday. The meeting lasted 3 hours.
AIADMK legislative party leader and former Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and O Panneerselvam in a joint statement said that the election for the party legislative posts were taken unanimously.
Aarkonam MLA , S Ravi was elected as the party Deputy whip, and former minister Kadambur C Raju will be the treasurer of the AIADMK legislative party.
There were reports that O Panneerselvam was having strong differences of opinion with Edappadi K Palaniswami and that he was firm in not accepting the post of the Deputy Leader of the AIADMK legislative party and thereby the Deputy Leader of Opposition. However, the announcement of the posts have proved that the leaders have patched up differences if any.