LPG price hike: Congress takes jibe at Modi govt | Latest News India

Congress common secretary Randeep Surjewala shared a price comparability of liquified petroleum gasoline (LPG) between 2014 and 2022.

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday took a jibe at the Centre after the hike in costs of home liquified petroleum gasoline (LPG) by 50 per cylinder, saying that it has change into out of attain for the poor and middle-class households.

“The cost of subsidised cooking gas has increased by 2.5 times and it has become out of reach to poor and middle-class households,” Congress common secretary Randeep Surjewala stated in a tweet whereas sharing the price comparability between 2014 and 2022.

With the second rate-hike in lower than two months, cooking gasoline on Saturday grew to become costlier by 50 per cylinder pushing the price to over 1,000 per 14.2 kg refill in a number of cities.

Surjewala raised considerations over rising the price by 100 throughout the final 45 days. The price was earlier elevated by 50 on March 22.

Surjewala shared the price of cooking gasoline which was 414 in May 2014, which has elevated by 585.50 until now. He demanded to convey down the fee according to the rate in 2014. He additional talked about that the then Congress authorities supplied 39,558 crore price of LPG subsidy throughout 2012-13 and 46,458 crore in 2013-14.

The price of a 19-kg business LPG cylinder was elevated by 102 earlier this month. The price of a 5-kg business LPG cylinder was elevated to 655.

To make sure, this isn’t the primary time that cooking gasoline costs have skyrocketed. In January 2014 it was 1,241 per 14.2 kg cylinder in Delhi. Since then its charges remained risky, however from May 1, 2020 (at 581.5 per cylinder) the costs moved up in an unilinear path barring a minor 10 per cylinder price discount in April 2021, in accordance with official knowledge.

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