People in Tamil Nadu are eagerly waiting for a change of regime in the State owing to failure on many fronts of the Central government led by the Congress and the State government run by its ally DMK, said G. Ramakrishnan, State secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), here on Monday.

A series of scams had also put the country to shame. Talking to reporters, Mr. Ramakrishnan said liberalised economic policies had led to inflation and price rise. Failure to control online trading had resulted in skyrocketing of prices of essential commodities, including sugar.

He flayed the Centre for not banning export of cotton thus leading to price rise affecting textile industry. Cotton had to be procured directly by the government and the present pattern of procurement for exports had not benefited farmers in any way.

The law and order situation in Tamil Nadu was deteriorating. Usury and rampant sand smuggling were some of the other issues. The CPI (M) had completed two rounds of seats sharing talks with the AIADMK. He was confident of an agreement in the next round of talks.