A day after the centre hiked the worth of LPG cylinders within the nationwide capital by Rs 50 – a non-subsidised cylinder will now cost 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 celebration drove its level house 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 worth of LPG (liquified petroleum gasoline) cylinder has elevated by Rs 75. On February 4 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 worth 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 bought in Delhi for Rs 594 in December, at the moment sells for Rs 769.”
Presently, the centre subsidises buy of 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg every per family yearly. The client 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 worth hikes and the increase in excise duty, which was imposed earlier this month through the union finances presentation.
The celebration additionally flagged petrol and diesel costs; both were hiked today 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, mentioning the centre has raised excise duties a dozen instances thus far and earned Rs 24 lakh crore.
“The identical excise obligation 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 aid,” the Congress spokesperson mentioned.
Earlier at the moment Congress MP Rahul Gandhi additionally spoke out towards the worth 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 growth.