Chennai: Criticizing the Centre for ‘turning a deaf ear’ to his repeated suggestions on controlling petrol prices, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Monday asked the government to ‘put a full stop’ to the increasing fuel prices, by taking constructive steps as early as possible. Petrol prices were hiked by Rs 1.55 per litre on Sunday and it came into effect from midnight.

"I insist that the Centre take constructive steps immediately over the rising petrol and diesel prices and put a full stop to this," Karunanidhi said in a statement. Recalling his earlier suggestions to change the manner in which fuel prices are determined, he wondered why the Centre had turned a deaf ear to this issue.
"From rise in petrol prices once in few years to once in few months, now it has come to an uncontrollable level of once a week," the 90-year old DMK patriarch and former Tamil Nadu chief minister said.
In the last six weeks alone, petrol prices were hiked four times, he said.


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