TN BJP holds protests

Chennai: Urging the State government to reduce price of petrol and diesel, the State unit of the BJP took out a March to lay siege to the Secretariat.

Led by State unit president, they tried to take out a rally from Rajatathinam Stadium in Egmore.

Speaking on the occasion, Annamalai said why the ruling DMK kept the state imposed Value Added Tax (VAT) higher than the Central government’s Excise duty. He demanded that the DMK government honour its 2021 poll promise by effecting a cut in the prices of petrol by an additional Rs 2 per litre and Rs 4 per litre for diesel immediately.

The party president claimed that the Centre, realising that people could not pay beyond a reasonable threshold, had reduced the Excise duty on petroleum products for a second time.

He accused the DMK government of not honouring its poll promise and said after coming to power, the DMK government merely reduced Rs 3 on petrol and had not effected one rupee reduction on diesel.