Cong women's wing holds protest against LPG price hike
Amritsar (Punjab) , Nov 11 : The Congress Women's Wing in Punjab took to the streets on Sunday to protest against the second hike in the price of Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder.
"Today we are protesting against the hike in the price of LPG cylinders. The Modi Government is making false promises, they promised of 'acche din', but since Modi Government came to power, the development has stalled in the country," she told ANI.
Price of LPG cylinder was increased for a second time this month. A subsidised 14.2 kg LPG cylinder is now sold at Rs 507.42 in the national capital, witnessing a hike of Rs 2.08.
The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas attributed the hike to their decision of increasing the commission for LPG distributors. While distributors were earlier paid Rs 49.89 and Rs 24.20 for each 14.2 and 5 kg cylinder respectively, their commission has now been hiked to Rs 50.58 and Rs 25.29 per cylinder.
LPG prices were last revised on November 1, when costs per cylinder went up by Rs 2.94 against the October prices. LPG rates are usually revised at the start of every month, with the government subsidising any hike in international LPG prices.
Any changes in LPG costs are due to a revision in GST rates, which caused the hike earlier this month.