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Petrol price hike: UPA pushing people into another crisis, says Jayalalithaa

Petrol price hike: UPA pushing people into another crisis, says Jayalalithaa
Chennai Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has accused the Congress-led UPA with pushing people into another crisis and 'untold miseries' with today's petrol price hike, and warned such repeated revision could well become a tool "that will destroy the central government."

Demanding a rollback of the hike, she said "I wish to tell the government that if it goes ahead with 'troubling-the-people-is-a-norm' approach, they will shed tears unable to tolerate the atrocity which will become a tool that will destroy the central government".

The latest price hike, which came within a fortnight of a similar increase in fuel prices, would propel an overall price rise, resulting in "yet another crisis and untold miseries for people," she said in a statement.

The UPA government, of which DMK is a constituent, had already created difficulties for the people with the Railway Budget and Union Budget, she said, adding the Centre's 'wrong' economic policies will only deteriorate the nation's economy and not put it on the growth path.

She said the pricing of petrol on rupee value was not a correct one as it keeps changing and demanded an immediate rollback of the Rs 1.40 per litre increase in petrol prices.

Story First Published: March 01, 2013 21:56 IST

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