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The Congress has demanded that the LPG and gasoline value hikes be rolled again

New Delhi: A day after the centre hiked the value of LPG cylinders within the nationwide capital by Rs 50 – a non-subsidised cylinder will now price Rs 769 – the Congress has lashed out at “Narendra Modi’s ruthless and immoral authorities… is breaking the again of each housewife and customary man”.

The opposition get together drove its level dwelling at a press convention Monday morning, which started with two 14.2 LPG cylinders – the non-subsidised items of which have seen 4 value hikes over the previous three months – being hoisted atop the briefing desk.

“Narendra Modi’s ruthless and immoral authorities just isn’t solely being unjust to farmers, however is now breaking the again of each housewife and customary man,” the Congress’ Supriya Shrinate mentioned

“In 10 days, the value of LPG (liquified petroleum gasoline) cylinder has elevated by Rs 75. On February four it was elevated by Rs 25 and now from February 15, it has been elevated by Rs 50,” she added.

“Not solely this, since December 2020 the value has elevated by by Rs 175… in 2 months… you’ll keep in mind there have been two will increase of Rs 50,” she added, “This cylinder (gesturing to at least one on the desk) which offered in Delhi for Rs 594 in December, in the present day sells for Rs 769.”

Presently, the centre subsidises buy of 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg every per family yearly. The shopper has to make any further purchases of LPG cylinders on the market value.

The Congress calls for, Ms Shrinate mentioned, that the centre roll again the value hikes and the rise in excise responsibility, which was imposed earlier this month throughout the union finances presentation.


The get together additionally flagged petrol and diesel costs; each had been hiked in the present day for a seventh straight day.

“As you all know, petrol and diesel costs have crossed Rs 100… whether or not it’s petrol, diesel or LPG costs, it impacts each the wealthy and the poorest… however the authorities doesn’t care,” she mentioned, declaring the centre has raised excise duties a dozen occasions thus far and earned Rs 24 lakh crore.

“The identical excise responsibility in our authorities was Rs 3.50 per litre for diesel (it’s now Rs 32 per litre). For petrol it was Rs 9 per litre (it’s now Rs 33 per litre). Solely by withdrawing this, will most of the people will get enormous reduction,” the Congress spokesperson mentioned.

Earlier in the present day Congress MP Rahul Gandhi additionally spoke out in opposition to the value hike, accusing the Narendra Modi authorities of “looting from the general public”.

Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi: “Janta se loot, sirf ‘do’ ka vikaas” and tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s marketing campaign ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas‘ – his mantra for inclusive improvement.

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