Krishnagiri: Cadres of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate here on Monday as part of their State-wide protest condemning the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government for allegedly tapping the phones of opposition leaders and higher officials in the State.
The cadres asked the Chief Minister, M. Karunanidhi, to step down on moral grounds. When former Karnataka Chief Minister H.M. Hegde faced a similar situation he stepped down owing moral responsibility, they said.
They condemned the State Government for trying to suppress the voice of opposition parties. The cadres also criticised the government for its failure to check the spiralling prices of essential commodities and various goods, which had affected the people in the State. Power shortage had severely affected the small-scale industries. They blamed the Government for the dismal power situation in the State.
AIADMK propaganda secretary and Bargur MLA M. Thambidurai led the protest. The AIADMK members staged similar demonstration in Dharmapuri district.