New Delhi, Jan.30: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday criticized the ruling Congress Party for increasing the cap on subsidized LPG cylinders from 9 to 12, saying that it was the Congress’ policy to put a cap on the initial unlimited subsidized cylinders.
BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar claimed people are very angry with the Congress party’s anti-people policies.
“This is ridiculous that the Congress today will increase the subsidised gas cylinder from 9 to 12. It used to be unlimited, and you (Congress) made it 6. So people are asking who made it 6? Now you (Congress) want people to clap for your decision to increase from 6 to 9 and from 9 to 12?” he questioned.
“People are not fools, and they know who made unlimited number of subsidized cylinders to 6. This is the Congress anti-people policy. And so people are angry and will be up against the Congress in the coming days,” he added.
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to consider raising the quota of subsidised LPG cylinder from nine to 12 per household.
Earlier on January 17, Union Petroleum Minister, Veerappa Moily announced that the quota of subsidised LPG cylinders will be hiked to 12 from 9 per household.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had made a demand to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the January 17 AICC meet to increase the cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders (LPG) from 9 to 12 per household. (ANI)