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Denial of States Rights: Jayalalithaa angry over Central Government and announces Statewide Agitation by AIADMK

By Sathyalaya Ramakrishnan
Chennai, 20 January, (Asiantribune.com):

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo got annoyed over Union Governments inaction over her demands for the welfare of the Tamil Nadu, announced state wide agitation.

Stepping up her attack on the DMK supported UPA government, Ms Jayalalithaa on Saturday announced a State-wide protest by the AIADMK in front of Central government offices on January 24 over ‘denial’ of the State’s rights and other issues including diesel price and railway fare hike’.

Cauvery and Electricity

The AIADMK chief announced the decision to hit the streets citing the delay in notifying the Cauvery Waters Dispute Tribunal’s final award, denial of additional power to the State reeling under acute shortage and allocation of funds.

The protests, to be held by the labour wing of the party in district headquarters, was also against the Centre’s measures such as repeated increase in prices of petroleum products and railway fare which badly hit the poor people, she said in a statement from Kodanadu were she stays.

Ms. Jayalalithaa alleged “the Congress-led UPA government was bent upon stifling the rights of States dealing a blow to the Federal character enshrined in the Constitution and rejecting the just demands of non-congress ruled States.

She further accused the Centre of maintaining silence on the issue of notifying the Cauvery tribunal’s final award because of political reasons.

The DMK, a key ally of UPA, remained a mute spectator for ‘selfish’ motives, she alleged.

- Asian Tribune -

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