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NEW DELHI: In an uncommon protest in opposition to the LPG value hike, a Congress spokesperson on Thursday performed a press convention sitting on an empty cylinder because the celebration accused the Modi authorities of being “anti-people”.
The Congress’ assault on the federal government got here after cooking fuel value was hiked by Rs 25 per cylinder throughout all classes, together with subsidised gas and people availed by Ujjwala scheme beneficiaries.
Hitting out on the authorities, Congress normal secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra mentioned value of home fuel cylinder has been elevated by Rs 200 within the final three months and petrol and diesel costs have moved “towards hitting diesel century”.
“The pitch of the Modi government, which is batting for billionaire friends on both ends of the economy, is full of high prices and inflation for the common people,” Priyanka Gandhi mentioned in a tweet in Hindi utilizing cricketing analogy.
Later, on the celebration press convention on the LPG value hike, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate and celebration secretary (communication) Vineet Punia sat on empty cylinders to register their protest in opposition to the federal government transfer. The mike was additionally saved on a fuel cylinder.
In a lighter vein, Shrinate additionally quipped that going ahead this may be using cylinders because it was not inexpensive to get them refilled.
Slamming the federal government, she mentioned, “Mr Modi likes to get stadiums named after him but the only century he has scored is perhaps in the price of petrol shooting above Rs 100 a litre.”

Supriya Shrinate had earlier on Feb 15 held a a press convention alongside LPG cylinders to criticise authorities over the value hike. (PTI)
Shrinate mentioned, “Why are you (government) anti-people. Why are you raising prices. Why are you not rolling back the excise duty hikes.”
“This government did not just increase prices but they lie through their teeth,” she alleged.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi blames rise in crude oil imports on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) however the fact it that crude oil imports have gone up from 83 per cent in “our tenure to 88 per cent in their tenure”.
“The government also lied about subsidy on LPG cylinder. The reality is that this government has made market and controlled prices the same. It is the difference between the market and controlled prices which is the subsidy. So, if you are paying Rs 794 as market price and the controlled price is Rs 500, you would have got 294 as subsidy,” Shrinate mentioned.
“But this government, because it has raised prices so often and so frequently, from December to now prices have gone up by Rs 200, the market and the controlled prices are almost the same so there is no subsidy,” she mentioned.
The authorities desires to burden the widespread man with gas value payments whether or not it’s petrol, diesel or fuel.
She requested why the federal government just isn’t rolling again excise obligation, why it’s mendacity about import of oil and why it’s “anti-poor’ and “anti-people”.
A 14.2-kg cylinder in Delhi now prices Rs 794 as in opposition to Rs 769 at which they have been equipped on Wednesday, in accordance with a value notification from state-owned gas retailers.
LPG is obtainable solely at one charge, market value, throughout the nation. The authorities, nonetheless, provides a small subsidy to pick out prospects.
However, this subsidy has been eradicated in Metros and main cities via successive value will increase over the previous couple of years. So, in locations like Delhi, there isn’t any subsidy paid to prospects and all LPG customers pay a market value of Rs 794.

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