DMK ready to take on opposition role

DMK ready to take on opposition role

DMK ready to take on opposition role

The DMK might have lost the May 16 elections, but the Karunanidhi-led party, which is armed with 89 MLAs, is determined to take on the AIADMK in the state Assembly.

Considering the number of MLAs backing the DMK at present, for the first time the Tamil Nadu Assembly will be witnessing the highest number of Opposition members. The last time the Assembly had formidable number of Opposition members was in 2006 when AIADMK had 61 MLAs.

As the DMK managed to push most of its veteran and experienced members to the House, the debate and other activities with the treasury bench is expected to be electrifying.

"We hope that the AIADMK will act with restraint and allow the Assembly to function in a manner benefiting the people of Tamil Nadu," DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son Stalin said.

Stating that his party respects the peoples’ verdict and will work as a responsible Opposition party, Stalin said that his party would take advantage of its formidable strength and would fulfill the expectations of the electorates.

This DMK gained significantly in this election. It had lost the principal opposition leader status for the first time in the 2011 Assembly elections in which it won just 23 seats.
Adding to their woes, the DMDKnever supported DMK when they tried to raise some people's issue for a debate.

However, the DMK veterans with the support of Congress MLAs, are expected to take on Jayalalithaa's legislators.