“Centre, State should do something to control scarcity of petroleum products”
CHENNAI: AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa on Thursday said the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre and the DMK government in Tamil Nadu should quit office if they were not able to tackle inflation, price rise and financial crisis.
Wish of people
In a statement here, Ms. Jayalalithaa said it was the wish of the people that both the governments must do something to control strikes and scarcity of petroleum products and fertilizers in the coming months. “If they cannot they should quit.”
Stating that she was unable to understand why Tamil Nadu alone faced a shortage of petroleum products, Ms. Jayalalithaa said the Centre also failed to step in to normalise the situation because Chief Minster Karunanidhi did not bring pressure on the Centre to resolve the crisis.
“As usual he has written a letter to the Centre. I condemn the lethargic attitude of the Chief Minister,” she said.
Ms. Jayalalithaa said since the Central government was fighting for its survival in the wake of the threat posed by the Left, people’s issue had been put on the back burner.
“People fear that the current situation may likely to result in food scarcity and financial crisis,” she said and added that the strike by lorry owners would lead to further increase in the prices of vegetables and other essential commodities.