Mumbai: The government is “looting the public” and only helping the development of “two”, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a recent attack on the centre as the price of each domestic LPG cylinder was hiked by ₹ 50 in Delhi.
With a clipping of a news report, the Wayanad MP tweeted a brief taunt in Hindi: “Janta se loot, sirf ‘do’ ka vikaas“.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 15, 2021
In his tweet, Mr Gandhi has also unveiled the name “two” – who are apparently the ones to witness the development – presumably industrialists Anil Ambani and Gautam Adani, who the 50-year-old leader has referred to repeatedly in the past while attacking the centre.
The price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) domestic cylinders was increased by ₹ 50 per unit in Delhi, with opposition parties being criticized on Sunday. The new price of 69 769 for 14.2 kg LPG cylinder is applicable in the national capital from today.
This is the second price increase of LPG cylinders in February. The price of non-subsidized LPG was increased to PG 25 in 4 metro cities on 4 February.
The rise in the price of LPG comes at a time when petrol and diesel prices in India have touched an all-time high. Cooking gas is manufactured from crude oil and natural gas