Scores of women belonging to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Women's Wing turned the main thoroughfare to a temporary kitchen by cooking food, in a novel protest against rising prices of essential commodities, here on Monday.
‘Indifferent to plight'
The women, led by MLA D. Sitakka and MP G. Sudha Rani, accused the State and Central governments of being indifferent to the plight of people.
The Congress party, which claims to be people friendly and farmer friendly has been adopting anti-people policies by keeping quiet while prices spiralled, they said. MLA D. Sitakka demanded that the State and Central government take steps to bring down prices of essential commodities. She mocked the Re.1 kg rice scheme of the State government stating that the government was giving with one hand and snatching with the other.
“When the TDP was in power, the market invention system was put into practice in order to control price rise, but the Congress government has failed to do so and prices of goods have gone beyond control,” she said.
The cost of living for the common public has gone up exorbitantly with rise in prices of milk, pulses, rice and others, she said alleging that the government was only helping middlemen and traders at the stake of the interests of the poor.