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TN BJP warns of state wide hunger strike, protests if state government don’t slash fuel prices

- May 31, 2022

Chennai, May 31 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu unit of the BJP has threatened a state wide hunger strike and a massive rally in Tiruchi if the state government does not slash fuel prices as per the poll promise of DMK.

BJP Tamil Nadu state president K. Annamalai told party cadres in a public meeting at Chennai that the party would observe hunger strikes in all district capitals if the government does not reduce the fuel price as promised in the DMK election manifesto within 20 days.

Annamalai said that if the DMK government does not reduce the fuel price within 20 days, the party would conduct a massive protest rally after 30 days in Tiruchi that would lead to the fall of DMK government and rise of BJP in the state.

The BJP leader said that the party was supposed to conduct a rally from Rajarathinam Stadium to St.George Fort to lay siege to the secretariat but was canceled when they came to know that Stalin was not in town.

Annamalai said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought down petrol and diesel prices by 17 and Rs 14.50 respectively in the last six months but the ruling DMK has not fulfilled its poll promise.

The BJP leader said, “The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is saying that the central government is regularly asking him to slash the petrol prices.”

He said ,”Let the Tamil Nadu government reduce the fuel prices immediately”.

The BJP leader said that the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu has hit a low ebb and that Ganja was available in every street of the state and that the state would soon turn into the Ganja capital of the country.

Lashing out against Stalin’s speech in presence of Prime Minister for retrieving Katchatheevu island from Tamil Nadu, the BJP leader said, “ Late M. Karunanidhi, father of Stalin along with then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had sold Kathcatheevu like a Karivadu( Dry Fish).

He said that the Prime Minister knows how to retrieve Katchathevu islands but added that the DMK government will never be able to retrieve it.