Now DMDK calls protest against petrol price



Chennai: Slamming the Centre and the Tamil Nadu Government over petrol price, actor Vijayakant-led DMDK, the principal opposition in the state assembly, will stage a demonstration at Tiruchirappalli on June 1.

In a statement here, Vijayakant said neither the Centre nor state government was willing to decrease various taxes imposed on petrol and said last week's hike of Rs 7.50 would further burden the people who are "already suffering from hike of milk, bus fares and power tariff" imposed by state government.

In a statement here, he announced he would lead the protest against the "attitude of Centre and state government," regarding petrol pricing.

Ruling AIADMK has called for a protest on May 29 while the DMK the next day against the petrol price hike.

PTI