Jayalalithaa slams Centre for petrol price hike

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa slammed the UPA Government for the latest petrol price hike.

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 23:24 PM IST

Chennai: Slamming the UPA Government for the latest petrol price hike, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said it amounted to adding insult to injury as the people were already suffering due to spiralling prices.

"The Centre is frequently hiking fuel prices, especially
at a time when its wrong economic policies and mismanagement
has resulted in spiralling prices of all commodities," she
said.

Lambasting the Centre for the frequent revision of fuel
prices, she said it was "least bothered" about the impact of
such hike on common people.

"The latest revision will mainly affect two-wheeler users
from middle-class. Instead of taking price-control measures,
the Centre is only implementing prices-escalation measures,"
she said in a statement here.

Condemning the hike of Rs 1.82, she demanded its immediate
rollback saying today`s move amounted to "adding insult to
injury of the people, already reeling under the impact of the
prices situation."

PTI