LPG price hike: Priyanka slams Centre, asks govt to send ‘Vikas’ on leave

New Delhi: Congress slammed the Central government over the price hike of domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder by Rs 25 on Wednesday.

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a swipe at BJP’s slogan of ‘Sabka Vikas’ saying the only development taking place under the government is the hike in the prices of essential commodities and an increase in the income of billionaires.

“Prime Minister, there are only two types of “Vikas”(development) taking place under your rule: On one hand, the income of your billionaire friends is increasing. On the other hand, the prices of essential commodities are increasing for the common people,” said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Twitter.

She added that “If this is “Vikas”, the time has come to send this “Vikas” on leave.”

Petroleum companies increased the price of domestic LPG cylinders by Rs 25, taking the price of a non-subsidised 14.2-kilogram cylinder in Delhi to Rs 884.50.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also hit out at the Centre for “resting” under the protection of their “friends”.

Taking to Twitter, the Wayanad MP alleged that the people were being forced to sleep on an empty stomach.

“The one who is forcing the public to sleep on an empty stomach is resting under the shadow of his friends. Now, the country is uniting against this injustice,” the Congress MP claimed.

The price of a 19-kilogram commercial cylinder has also been increased by Rs 75. Now the commercial LPG cylinder will cost Rs 1,693 in Delhi.

Taking a dig at BJP’s slogan of “Achchhe Din” (Good Days), Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said “good days” are only for BJP for “looting the public budget.”

Suejewala compared the LPG cylinder rates under UPA and NDA regimes and said, “March 1, 2014, = The cost of a gas cylinder is Rs 410! September 1, 2021= The cost of a gas cylinder is Rs 884! More than double the price in 7 years. This is Modiji’s promise of ‘Acche Din’.”

“Good days of BJP. Days of looting the budget of the public,” he added.