Tamil Nadu

Price rice of commodities flayed

Mahila Congress members staging a demonstration in Ramanathapuram on Monday.Photo: L. BALACHANDAR

Mahila Congress members staging a demonstration in Ramanathapuram on Monday.Photo: L. BALACHANDAR  

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The district Mahila Congress unit of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee staged a demonstration protesting against rise in prices of essential commodities and demanding total prohibition in the State.

As part of the statewide agitation, the demonstration was held at Aranmanai here on Monday. Congress district president ‘Goodluck’ Rajendran and Mahila Congress district president Sagunthala Devi led the protest.

They raised slogans against the Central and State governments for failing to check the prices of essential commodities, especially onion under check.

Middle and lower middle class people struggled as they had to spend more on the essentials month after month, they said. The protestors also demanded that the State government impose total prohibition in the state and condemned the “move to cripple” women self-help groups. For the women folk, self-help groups provided the livelihood and helped to supplement the family income, they added.

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