Opposition parties criticized PM Modi's move to reduce LPG cylinder prices, calling it 'jumla'!


pc: Hindustan Times

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a reduction in LPG cylinder prices by Rs 100, the opposition has taken a dig at the BJP government, calling it another 'jumla' of the central government.

Nationalist Congress Party (SPA) MP Supriya Sule, while speaking to ANI on Friday, said that the decision to cut LPG cylinder prices by Rs 100 is a 'political' step which has come as a 'compulsion' ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. has come.

He said- "I am not surprised at all. Look at the time. They have been in power for the last 9 years. Why did they not think about this earlier? Why only at the time of elections? I mean maybe the next 5 or 6 days. It will be announced, "Here's another catchphrase...it's all political."

He further said, “In our government, the cylinder was priced at Rs 430. Why don't they match it?" Congress MP Manikam Tagore also took a dig at the government, calling the move a 'jumla'. Tagore said, "On #Women's Day, Modi's catchphrase: LPG price reduced by Rs 100! Now it is Rs 823... Just a little flashback: In 2014, Dr Singh (Manmohan Singh) introduced a Rs 600 subsidy." And the price was Rs 641."

Earlier, on Friday, on the occasion of International Women's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a reduction of LPG cylinder prices by Rs 100.

In October last year, the government increased the subsidy on 14.2 kg cylinders from Rs 200 to Rs 300 per cylinder for up to 12 refills per year. The Rs 300 per cylinder subsidy was for the current financial year, which ends on March 31.

The announcement comes a day after the Center approved the extension of a targeted cooking gas subsidy of Rs 300 per 14.2 kg cylinder to Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) beneficiaries for another year till the end of 2024-25. LPG subsidy will be provided for up to 12 refills per year.