DMDK observes fast against hike in bus fares
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 23:28
Chennai: DMDK workers led by party founder and Opposition leader in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Vijayakant, observed a day-long fast in various parts of the state against the recent hike in bus fares and milk prices announced by the state government.

In Chennai, the actor-politician, an ally of ruling AIADMK in the April 13 assembly polls, alleged that the latest hike has severely affected the people and said government must have addressed issues such as alleged corruption and mismanagement in the PSUs, rather than burdening people with increase in prices.

Those who participated in the protest here included the leader's wife Premalatha and party's senior leader and presidium Chairman S Ramachandran.

DMDK workers observed fast in other parts of the state including Cuddalore and Karur.

The AIADMK had last week hiked the prices of milk and bus fares, holding that the PSUs were in a bad shape due to mounting losses and blamed the previous DMK regime for this. The hike had attracted widespread criticism from all political parties in the state.


First Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 23:28

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