Rahul Gandhi on LPG price hike: ‘Only Congress governs for poor, middle class’ | Latest News India

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a jibe on the central authorities after the hike in costs of home liquified petroleum gasoline (LPG) by 50 per cylinder, insisting that “Only Congress governs for the welfare of poor and middle-class Indian families. It’s the core of our economic policy.”

In his tweet, the Congress chief tried to make a ‘then and now’ comparability by exhibiting how the previous UPA authorities handled the difficulty higher than the BJP authorities.

Gandhi shared the price of cooking gasoline which was 410 in May 2014, which has elevated by 585.50 until now and price 999 in 2022. He additional talked about that the previous Congress authorities supplied 827 whereas now the federal government gives no subsidy. “2 cylinders then for the price of 1 now”, he additional added.

On Saturday, his get together colleague Randeep Surjewala too slammed the central authorities and mentioned “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” and demanded to carry down the associated fee according to the rate in 2014.

Cooking gasoline on Saturday grew to become costlier by 50 per cylinder with the second rate hike in lower than two months pushing the price for about 289 million households to over 1,000 per 14.2 kg refill in lots of locations, primarily due to the rising worldwide vitality prices because of the Ukraine warfare.

According to the most recent replace revealed by sellers of state-run Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), home liquified petroleum gasoline (LPG) on Saturday jumped to 999.50 per cylinder in Delhi. Prices fluctuate throughout the nation primarily based on native levies and transportation prices. For occasion, its value in Gujarat’s Navsari city is 1,008.50 per 14.2 kg cylinder, 1,026 in Ludhiana (Punjab), 1,015.50 in Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1,098 in Patna (Bihar).

This is just not 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 when a cylinder’s price was lowered by 170 to 581.5, cooking gasoline costs have solely risen barring a minor 10 per cylinder price discount in April 2021, reviews say.

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