Delhi Youth Congress holds protest against rising gas cylinder prices


NEW DELHI: The Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress staged a protest outside the Union Oil Ministry here on Saturday against rising gas cylinder prices.

National Youth Congress chairman Srinivas BV said people were “crying tears of inflation” buying LPG.

“The locals say – take back those ‘good days’ and give us back our ‘bad days’. The compatriots obligatorily pay the price of the so-called ‘acche din’ by buying expensive items. such so-called ‘acche din’,” a statement quoted the Youth Congress leader as saying.

He added that the country’s population faced “extreme unemployment, economic powerlessness and high inflation”.

“In such a situation, instead of relieving the people, the government crushes the people by trapping them in the wheel of inflation,” he said.

On Thursday, the price of domestic cooking gas (LPG) was increased by Rs 25.50 per 14.2kg cylinder.

A subsidized and unsubsidized bottle now costs Rs 834.50 in Delhi.

“Under the Modi government, domestic gas cylinder prices have increased up to Rs 140 in the past six months. Why is the Modi government punishing the public,” Srinivas BV said.