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DMK seeks steps to keep fuel prices under check

PTI Chennai | Updated on January 23, 2018 Published on May 19, 2015

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The DMK today said that irrespective of the party that was in power at the Centre, the prices of petroleum products were “uncontrollably” going up and sought measures to keep them under check.

“Though governments have changed, the scenes have not changed. Petroleum products’ prices are uncontrollably going up. Those in the government claim they are not responsible for the hike,” party President M Karunanidhi said.

Answering a set of questions in party mouthpiece ’Murasoli’, he said the Centre, “which comes up with alternatives” for so many other issues, should also work out some solutions to keep oil prices under check and within some stipulated price—band.

Price of petrol and diesel were increased last week, drawing all—round criticism.

Responding to a question on the acquittal of AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa in a wealth case by Karnataka High Court, he reiterated his claim about ‘arithmetic errors’ in the verdict and said the answers would be found in Supreme Court.

Political parties in the state, including DMK and Congress, have been urging the Karnataka Government to file an appeal against Jayalalithaa’s acquittal by the State high court.

Published on May 19, 2015
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