Warangal Urban: CPI State secretariat committee member Thakkallapalli Srinivas Rao demanded the Union government led by Narendra Modi to take immediate steps to reduce the price of the LPG as the people of the middle-class and BPL were suffering a lot due to a steep hike in the LPG cylinders.
Addressing the council meeting of CPI, Warangal Urban district, here on Friday, he said that the oil companies had hiked the prices four times in a span of one month and lamented that the price hike would force the middle class and poor to go back to the traditional method of cooking using the firewood. “While the LPG cylinder (14.2 kg) was Rs 340 in 2014, the price was increased to nearly Rs 900 now,” he said and found fault with the Centre for ever-increasing prices of the LPG and other petroleum products. “The Union government led by Modi is taking decisions in favour of the corporate players. It is privatising the PSUs for the benefit of corporate companies. It has forgotten its ‘Swadeshi’ slogan,” Srinivas Rao said adding that the CPI Warangal Urban district unit would stage a protest on Saturday demanding the Centre to decrease the LPG price. CPI city secretary Sheikh Bashumia, AIYF State president Valiullah Khadri, CPI district executive member A Srinivas and others attended the meeting.
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