The DMK on Thursday said that its alliance with the Congress is like “two bulls” of a bullock cart, suggesting thereby the softening of its stand on the government’s decision to hike prices of fuels.

“Two bulls taking the bullock cart in the right direction,” DMK Leader in Rajya Sabha T. Siva said, referring to his party’s alliance with the Congress. Mr. Siva was speaking in support of the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address.

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi was reported to have sent a letter to the Prime Minister opposing the fuel price hike. As Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee made changes in the customs and excise duties in the 2010-11 Budget, petrol price increased by Rs 2.71 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.55 a litre.

Mr. Siva praised the UPA government for developments taking place in the country and said, “The U.S. is scared of developments taking place in India.” He said the pessimism of the Opposition on India’s growth story is out of place.