July 6, 2022

The Congress on Saturday slammed the federal government over the hike in worth of home LPG cylinder with former celebration chief Rahul Gandhi saying tens of millions of Indian households are waging a tough battle towards “excessive inflation”, unemployment and “poor governance”.

The Opposition celebration additionally stated the central authorities ought to roll again the hike within the worth of home cooking fuel cylinder and produce it to the identical degree because it was for the subsidised cylinder in 2014.

The value of home LPG cylinders was raised by Rs 50 on Saturday. With the newest revision, the 14.2 kg home cylinder will now value Rs 999.50/cylinder from Saturday, based on studies.

Gandhi stated throughout the Congress-led UPA authorities, the value of an LPG cylinder was Rs 414 and a subsidy of Rs 827 was being given on each cylinder.

“At present, the price of a cylinder is ?999. The quantity of subsidy given is ‘zero’,” he stated.

The Narendra Modi authorities has eliminated all security nets that the Congress had put in place to guard the frequent man, Gandhi alleged.

“At present, tens of millions of Indian households are waging a tough battle towards excessive inflation, unemployment, and poor governance,” the previous Congress chief stated in a Fb publish.

“The Congress celebration would have by no means let this occur. We’ve and at all times will help households in want,” he stated with the hashtags ‘MehengaiMuktBharat’ and ‘BJPFailsIndia’.

After the information of a hike of Rs 50 within the worth of home LPG cylinder, the Congress additionally claimed that the Modi authorities has elevated the value of subsidised cooking fuel by over Rs 585 within the final eight years and likewise ended the subsidy that was given.

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Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted, “BJP is wealthy, persons are helpless. The value of sponsored LPG cylinder has elevated two and a half instances beneath the BJP rule. LPG cylinder is now out of attain of the center class and the poor.” In line with him, the value of a subsidised fuel cylinder in Delhi in Could 2014 was Rs 414, which has now turn into Rs 999.50, a rise of greater than Rs 585.

Surjewala urged the federal government to “carry down the value of subsidised cooking fuel to the extent of 2014”.

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera additionally took a dig on the authorities over inflation by garlanding two fuel cylinders and lighting incense sticks in entrance of greens on the celebration headquarters. He stated this was a condolence assembly for the fuel cylinder.

“Sahib (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) elevated the value of a fuel cylinder by Rs 50 as quickly as he got here again from a overseas tour. As soon as Modi ji had put up enormous hoardings and stated that give up the subsidy. Seeing these circumstances in the present day, plainly the cylinder itself needs to be surrendered,” Khera stated.

“Our demand is to offer some reduction to the nation. Take again the hike and produce costs to the extent of 2014 costs. The nation is begging for reduction,” he stated.

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Printed on: Saturday, Could 07, 2022, 04:14 PM IST

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