TAMIL NADU

Withdraw hike in fuel prices: CPI(M)

TIRUCHI, DEC. 6. The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) urged the Centre to enact the Women's Reservation Bill into an Act during the current session of Parliament.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at its 18th city conference held here on Sunday. Another resolution demanded total withdrawal of the hike in the prices of petroleum products.

The conference took exception to the State Government's stand exempting the self-financing engineering colleges from the ambit of quota formula for admission. It passed a resolution welcoming the Property Inheritance Act passed by the Centre and said it would protect the economic rights of women.

It expressed concern over `lethargy' in the execution of the construction of a road overbridge in Palakkarai in the city and urged the Highways Department to expedite the work so as to ease the traffic congestion.

The Central Committee member of the party, T. K. Rengarajan, inaugurated the conference. The secretary of the district unit, G. Rethinavelu, and the city secretary, K. Annadurai, spoke.

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