TN Opposition parties to hold public meetings against bus fare hike
(4 months ago)
Chennai, Feb 6 : Continuing their objection to the bus fare hike in Tamil Nadu, the Opposition parties have decided to hold public meetings in all the district headquarters condemning the fare increase on February 13.
A resolution to this effect was passed at the meeting of leaders of several parties, Congress, MDMK, VCK, CPI-M, CPI, IUML and others, held at the DMK headquarters here. The meeting was chaired by DMK leader M.K. Stalin.
Speaking to reporters, Stalin said it will be announced later as to who will participate in such meetings and where. He also said the meeting of the Opposition parties passed a resolution demanding the release of students arrested for participating in the anti-bus fare hike agitation.
Queried about the possibility of electoral alliance with the parties that attended Tuesday's meeting at DMK headquarters, Stalin said the answer to the question will be given during the election time.
Recently the State Transport Undertakings in Tamil Nadu announced a hike in their fares.