The Congress on Thursday demanded that the federal government ought to rollback the LPG cylinder value hike and questioned if the rise in prices of cooking fuel was “revenge” for the saffron get together’s crushing defeat in the Delhi polls. The Mahila Congress held a protest towards the steep LPG value hike and submitted a memorandum to the federal government demanding a rollback of the elevated prices.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally took a dig on the BJP over the value hike by tweeting a UPA-era image of the saffron get together’s leaders protesting a rise in prices of cooking fuel on the time.
“I agree with these members of the BJP as they protest the astronomical 150 Rs price hike in LPG cylinders,” Gandhi tweeted together with the image of the protesting BJP leaders, together with Smriti Irani.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes nice pleasure in the truth that crores of individuals gave up their LPG cylinder subsidy for the poor and now affording non-subsidised cylinders has turn out to be extraordinarily tough for the residents, Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev mentioned in an announcement.
“It is more shocking that within 24 hours of the Delhi election results (December 11), the BJP government increased prices of gas (LPG). Is this revenge for their crushing defeat?” she requested.
All state items of the Mahila Congress held a protest towards the value hike and submitted a memorandum addressed to prime minister with a requirement to rollback the hike in value of LPG cylinder.
It comes as a shock that the BJP leaders who held shrill press meets once they had been in opposition to protest towards the rising prices throughout the UPA authorities are as we speak silent, Dev mentioned.
It can also be stunning that when all the nation is reeling beneath the shock of financial disaster and unemployment, the value of a primary commodity like LPG cylinders has been hiked, she mentioned.
The Congress is towards this steep hike and the Mahila Congress has put forth the demand of rolling again the value rise to provide aid to the frequent residents, the Mahila Congress chief mentioned.
A delegation of ladies leaders together with Dev, Alka Lamba, Priyanka Singh, Amarlata Sangwan and Radhika Khera, went to fulfill Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan to submit a memorandum demanding the rollback of the hike in the value of LPG fuel cylinder by virtually Rs 150, the Congress mentioned.
The delegation was stopped on the gate of the Shastri Bhawan by safety personnel and its members staged a protest to demand a gathering with Pradhan on this challenge, it claimed.
After two hours of protest, the delegation was allowed to submit their memorandum to the workplace of the minister, the get together mentioned.