Rising LPG Prices: Rahul Gandhi rips BJP-led Centre

On Twitter, the Wayanad MP stated that due to rising LPG prices, the public had been forced to sleep on an empty stomach.

NEW DELHI On Wednesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticized the Centre for raising the price of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder by Rs 25.

The Wayanad MP claimed on Twitter that the public was forced to sleep on an empty stomach.

Rahul Gandhi says Centre forcing poor to sleep empty stomach

The one who is forcing the populace to sleep on an empty stomach due to rising LPG prices, as per the Congress MP, is lying beneath the shadow of his accomplices.

He went on to say that the country is rallying against this injustice.

Priyanka Gandhi also slams PM for LPG prices

Meanwhile, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also took to the micro-blogging platform and slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

She said that there are only two types of ‘development’ taking place under the PM Modi’s rule. On one hand, the income of Modi’s billionaire friends is increasing while the prices of essential commodities are increasing for the common people on the other, she observed.

Priyanka, while using the hashtag #IndiaAgainstBJPLoot and pointing to rise in LPG prices, said that if this is the ‘Vikas’ (progress), the time has come to send this ‘Vikas’ on leave.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had previously on August 11 blasted the Central government over the problem of inflation and requested the government to provide subsidies to the underprivileged on Ujjwala LPG cylinders to combat hiked LPG prices.

LPG cylinders become expensive

In Delhi, a non-subsidized 14.2 kg cylinder costs Rs 884.50 after the increase of Rs 25.

In Delhi, the price of a 19-kg commercial cylinder has also gone up by Rs 75, and it now costs Rs 1,693.

Inflation beyond RBI’s tolerance zone

It is pertinent to mention here that since April 2020, the first full month after the pandemic impacted economic activity, Indian inflation has been beyond the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) tolerance zone for 10 of the 16 months.

According to the new monetary policy framework, if average inflation exceeds 6% for three consecutive quarters, the Indian Central bank has failed in its fundamental duty of keeping inflation under control.

Even though, the situation seemed in control in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2020-21, from April to December. However, government statisticians were unable to collect adequate data from retail markets during the first nationwide shutdown, so the RBI’s inflation projections for those months were also deemed unreliable.

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