Chennai, June 18(BPNS)
BJP state president, L Murugan has said that the DMK government in Tamil Nadu is responsible for the rise in prices of essential commodities and construction materials, especially cement. In a statement issued here on Friday, the BJP leader called upon Chief minister M.K.Stalin to take immediate steps to curb the rise in prices of these commodities.
He said,” When people are suffering due to loss of jobs and livelihoods, the price rise is a big burden to them. Increase in prices of cooking oil, cooking essentials, vegetables and price rise of construction materials, especially cement has turned into a major burden for the people affected by Covid -19.”
He said that it was commendable that prices have gone for a steep hike during the Covid -19 period.
Murugan said ,” DMK government is totally responsible for the rise in prices and s within a month of the DMK under Stalin assuming office, the prices of essential commodities have shot up. The price of construction materials, especially cement has gone up and the price of a bag of cement is now Rs 520, which was Rs 370 before the DMK came to power.”
The Tamil Nadu BJP has won four seats in the recent assembly elections as part of the AIADMK led alliance and the party is now actively involving itself in several public issues with focus to gain a credible grass root base in the years to come.