Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday termed the reduction of Rs.2 per litre of petrol as “eyewash” and demanded a complete rollback.

In a statement issued here on Friday, Ms. Jayalalithaa said the hike in the price of petrol to the tune of Rs.7.50 per litre had caused immense burden on the people, particularly the poor and middle class.

Complete rollback

The announcement of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government that the price of petrol would be decreased at the rate of Rs.2 per litre with effect from midnight on Saturday was of no use to the common man.

Saying that the partial cut in the price of petrol would not ease the burden on the people, the Chief Minister called for a complete rollback.

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