Chikkamagaluru: District Congress spokesperson Hiremagalur Puttaswamy has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Acche din’ gift is that the continuous rise in cooking gas price is skyrocketing.
Speaking to mediapersons, he said “Before the Narendra Modi-led Central Government came to power in the Country, the price of 14.2 kg domestic cooking gas was Rs. 400 per cylinder in 2013 and 2014. The price of a 19 kg cylinder for commercial use has gone up from Rs. 1917 during 2020 and 2021 to Rs. 2268 in two years. The cylinder price hike was prevented during the Assembly elections held in five States, including Uttar Pradesh, in March 2022, when it was hiked to Rs 2,508 in May 2022. After that it was reduced to some extent. Now the District Congress condemns the hike in the price of a cylinder by Rs. 350,” he noted.
“The price of domestic cooking gas was capped at Rs. 581 during the elections in 2020. Prime Minister Modi had shown the effect of ‘Acche Din’ by skyrocketing prices in 2021, 2022 and 2023 by being re-elected once again. Now, by increasing the price of a 14 kg LPG cylinder for daily use to Rs. 1100 and 19 kg cylinder for commercial use to Rs. 2268, he has shown what ‘acche din’ is,” he mocked.
He said the functioning of the State and Central Governments, which have raised the prices of daily use items including cooking gas, petrol and diesel and put too much burden on the heads of the common man, is an example of mismanagement. If you are concerned about them, reduce the burden by reducing the prices of cooking gas, diesel, petrol and other items of daily use,” he said, adding that in the coming elections, people will give a befitting reply to the State and Central Governments.