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PMK stages protest against milk price hike

PMK stages protest against milk price hike PMK on Wednesday staged a protest here opposing the recent hike in milk price effected by the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.

Several PMK workers staged the protest led by party president GK Mani here.

Later, speaking to reporters, Mani alleged that the increase of Rs 10 per litre had severely affected the consumers, and asked the government to think over “if such a hike in indeed required”.

The Tamil Nadu government had increased the rates of milk marketed by state-run Aavin by Rs 10, drawing sharp reactions from political parties and citizens alike with DMK and BJP among others staging protests against it.

Chief Minister O Panneerselvam had defended the move saying his government was ‘forced’ to implement the decision to ensure the twin objectives of no disruption in payments to milk producers as well as no compromise on the quality of milk supplied to consumers.

PMK workers also opposed any move to revise electricity tariff, hearings for which are being held in different parts of the state.

– PTI