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DMK to hold statewide protest on bus fare hike tomorrow, says govt’s partial cut an eyewash

The opposition party said it wants complete rollback of increase in bus fares. They also demanded that the government withdraw cases against those who took part in the agitations.

india Updated: Jan 28, 2018 18:45 IST
Tamil Nadu has been witnessing protests ever since the government increased bus fares on January 20.
Tamil Nadu has been witnessing protests ever since the government increased bus fares on January 20.(AFP File Photo)

DMK, the main opposition party in the assembly, described on Saturday the downward cut in bus fares announced by the government as an “eyewash” and said it would hold statewide agitations along with alliance parties across Tamil Nadu on Monday.

DMK working president MK Stalin said the cut in bus fares announced was just an “eyewash”.

“We have demanded full roll back of increase in bus fares. Tomorrow (January 30) we will stage agitation pressing our demand,” he said.

The state has been witnessing protests ever since the government hiked bus fares on January 20.

Meanwhile, an all-party meeting convened by DMK at party headquarters ‘Anna Arivalayam’ passed a resolution that the agitations on the issue would be held on January 29.

The meeting decided that their next course of action would be based on the response from the ruling AIADMK on their agitations.

Another resolution demanded that the government withdraw cases filed against those who had taken part in the agitations and release the arrested persons.

CPI(M) leader and former MLA A Soundararajan and Tamil Nadu Congress Committee President, Su Thirunavukkarasar were among the leaders who took part in the meeting.