CPI stages demonstrations in various parts of Krishnagiri district
Cadre of Communist Party of India (CPI) staged demonstrations in various parts of the district condemning the hike in petrol and diesel price on
Thursday. T. Ramachandran, MLA, who took part in the agitation in front of the Anna Statue near new bus stand in Krishnagiri, said that the prices of essential commodities like vegetables, pulses, sugar and rice would increase due to hike in petrol and diesel prices as transportation would become expensive.
The party urged the government to roll back the hike.
Over 400 party men, including women, participated in the demonstration. They also raised slogans against the Congress-led UPA Government.
The call for the statewide protest was announced by the party’s State Secretary D. Pandian on July 1.
Over 250 cadre of Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam were arrested for taking part in an agitation without permission near Five Road junction in Krishnagiri condemning foisting of cases against their leader Vijayakanth, the police said.
V. Chandran, District Secretary, presided over the agitation. They were later released in the evening.