Petrol price hike: DMK rules out quitting UPA on issue

"We had expressed our views that the hike would cause great hardship to people... we will follow the coalition dharma as we have been doing all along," party chief M Karunanidhi told reporters here.

He refused to comment on the Centre's assertion that it would not reduce the hike and BJP chief Nitin Gadkari's condemnation of the price revision.

Karuanidhi also declined to comment on Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's criticism of the recent hike and her party's threat to pull out of the UPA government.

He expressed the hope that his daughter Kanimozhi, incarcerated in Tihar jail for her alleged role in 2G spectrum scam, would get justice at the Delhi High Court where she had applied for bail.

A special court had dismissed her bail plea on November 3.

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