AIADMK to stage demo in Nilgiris on Apr 9

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Chennai, Apr 7 (UNI) The Opposition AIADMK will stage a demonstration in front of the District Collectorate in Nilgiris on April 9, demanding the withdrawal of fare hike in private mini buses and distribution of free colour TV sets to all eligible members of the general public.

AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa, in a release here, said her party workers were arrested for joining the public stir against the fare hike in Nilgiris district and questioning the Government for distributing free colour TVs only to DMK workers.

She alleged that the private bus companies, with the connivance of the State government, had effected the steep hike without any prior intimation and were operating buses in short cuts rather than their regular routes to save costs, thus affecting the public.

Ms Jayalalithaa claimed that cases were foisted against AIADMK cadres, who condemned the distribution of free colour TV sets only to DMK workers.

The agitation would be headed by Party Organising Secretary P H Pandian, she added.

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