Tiruchirapalli

Over 200 party members stage demonstration

All India Samuthuva Makkal Katchi Cadres protesting outside the Collectorate on Friday at Nagapattinam. Photo B. Velankanni Raj

All India Samuthuva Makkal Katchi Cadres protesting outside the Collectorate on Friday at Nagapattinam. Photo B. Velankanni Raj   | Photo Credit: B_Velankanni Raj

Agila Indiya Samathuva Makkal Katchi cadre staged a demonstration placing a charter of demands opposite the Collectorate on Friday. The eleven-fold demands included uninterrupted power supply in the State; assurance of no hikes in power tariffs; supply of free diesel engines for small and marginal farmers; grant of permits for toddy tapping; increased compensation for fisher folk during the 45-day ban period on fishing; prevent futures in essential commodities and subsequent control over prices of essential commodities; reigning in on fee-structure of private education institutions; providing a support price of Rs.2,500 per tonne for sugarcane; sops to protect handloom industry; and no further increase of petrol and diesel prices.

The protest was part of the State-level demonstrations by the cadre of Agila Indiya Samathuva Makkal Katchi led by actor Sharath Kumar. “The State-wide protests were led by respective district secretaries across Tamil Nadu,” A.P. Raja, District Secretary, said. Over 200 persons participated in the protests here in the district.

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