Cong demands rollback of price hike of LPG cylinders

By Our Correspondent

Agartala, February 14, 2020: Opposition Congress activists staged a protest in Agartala  against the steep rise in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinder prices and demanded its immediate rollback.

Hundreds of Women Congress activists with posters and banners protesting price hike of LPG cylinders staged a protest rally on Thursday afternoon at the city and gathered in front of Congress Bhavan.

Speaking with media persons, Debjani Lashkar, Sadar district president of Mahila Congress said that the  prices of LPG cylinder has been hiked about six times since August 2019 and it is extremely terrible considering the high inflation .

The Congress is against this steep hike and Mahila Congress is demanding its immediate rollback to give relief to the common citizens, who are in distress due to one after one anti-people policies of Modi government, said Lashkar.

Slamming the central government, she said the prices were increased within 24 hours of the Delhi poll results and its seems they take the revenge for their crushing defeat.

The price of LPG cylinder was hiked by Rs 144.50 on Wednesday, taking it to Rs 858.50 a cylinder. This was one of the steepest increases in over five years. 

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