New Delhi [India]May 08 (ANI): A day after the price of liquefied petroleum gas cylinder was raised by Rs 50, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday compared LPG prices between the UPA mandate and the current BJP government in the Centre.
The LPG price hike drew criticism from opposition parties, with the Trinamool Congress condemning the price hike and the Congress’s youth wing, the Indian Youth Congress, staged a protest outside the minister’s residence of the Hardeep Singh Puri Petroleum and Natural Gas Union.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi claimed that the price of LPG during the tenure of UPA was Rs 410 and the subsidy provided was Rs 827, while LPG costs Rs 999 during the tenure of NDA without no subsidy.
The Congress leader further took a jibe at the Center and said two cylinders were available then for the price of one now.
“2 cylinders then for the price of 1 now!” Only Congress governs for the welfare of poor and middle class Indian families. This is the core of our economic policy,” Gandhi tweeted.
Notably, the price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder has been increased by Rs 50. With the latest revision, domestic LPG cylinders will retail at Rs 999.50 in Delhi.
Earlier this month, the price of commercial LPG cylinders was raised. On May 1, the price of a 19 kilogram commercial LPG cylinder was increased from Rs 102.50 to Rs 2355.50. (ANI)
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