Chennai, Apr 23 (UNI) Cadres of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and CPI today staged demonstrations at various places in Tamil Nadu, against the spiralling prices of essential commodities.
The joint stir was held at more than 300 places throughout the state, a party release here said.
In the city, the demonstration was held at 20 centres and CPI(M) State Secretary N Varadarajan led the agitation at Purasaiwakkam.
They demanded that the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre take immediate measures to curb the rise in prices of essentials.
The agitators also demanded that the Union and state governments make available atleast 15 essential items through the Public Distribution System (PDS) and ban 25 commodities in future trading.
The cadres furter demanded that the Centre bring down the prices of petroleum products by slashing the import and excise duties on it.
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