PUDUCHERRY: The AIADMK on Tuesday questioned the stand of AINRC government on the issue of petrol price hike at a time when leaders of all political parties including allies of the Congress were objecting to the hike and demanding its rollback.
Speaking at a demonstration, organised by the party in front of the head post office against the petrol price hike, secretary A Anbazhagan said that even when the people were suffering, chief minister Rangasamy was not expressing his views against the Central government and was maintaining silence on the issue.
Anbazhagan warned the Congress of disappearing from the political map after the parliamentary elections if it functioned against the interest of people. He strongly criticised the Centre for the price hike and said that people were being put to much difficulties due to the wrong policies pursued by the Congress-led-UPA government at the Centre.
He said that five years ago petrol was being sold at `40 per litre. This had now climbed to `80 per litre. Launching a scathing attack on the DMK which has planned a similar agitation, he said that the DMK had been taking the common man for a ride, when it was part of the UPA government at the centre. He also faulted union minister of state for PMO V Narayanasamy for making the people suffer on account of the hike.
The demonstration led by Anbazhagn condemned the petrol price hike and demanded a rollback of the hike. Podium president Pandurangan, MLAs Om Sakthi Segar, Purushottaman, L Periyasamy, A Baskar, Karaikal unit leader M V Omolingam participated.