Commercial LPG price hiked by Rs 105, Rahul Gandhi leads outrage against Narendra Modi government

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The reports of the Narendra Modi government increasing the price for commercial LPG cylinder by a whopping Rs. 150 has evoked angry reactions. Leading the outrage was Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who said that the Modi government did not care about the sufferings of the ordinary public.

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With the new hike, 19 kg commercial cylinder will now cost Rs 2,012 in Delhi. This change will be effective from today.

The government has also increased the price of 5 kg cylinder by Rs 27.

Gandhi tweeted, “By increasing the price of LPG once again, the Modi government has made it clear that they have nothing to do with the sufferings of the common people. Today LPG, tomorrow petrol-diesel.”

Opposition parties had predicted a price hike in LPG, petrol and diesel after the end of the ongoing assembly polls. They had argued that the government was careful in not raising the prices during the polling process since it did not want to face the ire of voters.

Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa have gone or are still going for the polls. The counting for votes will take place on 10 March.