Chennai: Charging Congress-led UPA with pushing people into another crisis and `untold miseries` with today`s petrol price hike, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Friday warned such repeated revision could well become a tool "that will destroy the central government."
Demanding a rollback of the hike, she said "I wish to tell the government that if it goes ahead with troubling-the-people-is-a-norm` approach, they will shed tears unable to tolerate the atrocity which will become a tool that will destroy the central government".
The latest revision, which came within a fortnight of a similar increase in fuel prices, would propel an overall price rise, resulting in "yet another crisis and untold miseries for people," she said in a statement.
The UPA government, of which DMK is a constituent, had already created difficulties for the people with the railway budget and union budget, she said, adding the Centre`s `wrong` economic policies will only deteriorate the nation`s economy and not put it on the growth path.
She said the pricing of petrol on rupee value was not a correct one as it keeps changing, she said and demanded an immediate rollback of the Rs 1.40 per litre increase in petrol price.