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Dhinakaran slams TN CM over special service for MLAs amidst statewide bus strike

ANI  |  Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

The sidelined All (AIADMK) and newly elected in the Secretariat, TTV Dhinakaran, on Monday slammed over reports of special buses being arranged for the MLAs amidst the ongoing bus strike in the state.

"It clearly shows that the is only worried about the number of MLAs. He does not think about the state or the people," told reporters here.

The transport unions in called an indefinite strike on Thursday, demanding pay hike among other things.

As the strike entered its fifth day today, reports started doing rounds that special buses were being arranged for the MLAs.

Transport workers have been demanding for a pay revision to Rs 30,000. However, the authorities have only agreed to pay Rs 24,400.

Following the failure of talks on wage revision and clearance of pending dues with Transport Minister MR Vijayabaskar, the strike was declared much to the inconvenience of commuters.

On Sunday, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MK urged Palanisamy to initiate talks with transport employees and take suitable actions to end the ongoing strike in the state.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 15:15 IST