Steps sought to check price rise

Left Democratic Front (LDF) leaders and activists will stage a sit-in before the State Secretariat from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday seeking urgent steps to check price rise.

Leader of the Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan, CPI(M) leaders Pinarayi Vijayan and Kodiyeri Balakrishnan; CPI leaders Pannian Ravindran and C. Divakaran; RSP leaders A.A. Aziz and N.K. Premachandran; JD(S) leaders Mathew T. Thomas and C.K. Nanu; NCP leaders A.K. Saseendran and T.P. Peethambaran; Congress (S) leader Ramachandran Kadannappalli; Kerala Congress leaders P.C. Thomas and V. Surendran Pillai; and LDF legislators and MPs would take part in the dharna, LDF convener Vaikom Viswan said in a statement here on Saturday.

Mr. Viswan said the prices of most essential commodities had skyrocketed in the last few months with the price of rice alone reigning between Rs.38 and Rs.50 a kg.

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