Roll back hike in gas prices: YSRCP

Jan 2, 2014: YSR Congress has slammed the Central and State Governments for the
steep hike in non-subsidised cooking gas and demanded an immediate roll-back as
the hike as it affects majority of the households with the cost of LPG cylinder
going up by over Rs 215.

“Our Party President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will
write to the Union Petroleum minister to immediately roll back the hike as it
burdens the common man and the we will toe the agitation path if our demand is
conceded,” party SC Cell Convener Nalla Surya Prakash told reporters here on

In the election year, Government resorting to the
hike of subsidized and non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) cylinders shows that it
is not willing to use the available cushions to bear the global fluctuations
but wants to silently passes it on to the consumers. The government is
functioning more in a corporate style with an eye on profits rather than
looking after the welfare of the people.

YSR government has absorbed the hike which was
imposed by the Centre and the Kiran Kumar Reddy government and the Centre have
no concern over the plight of people, he said.

The Party demands immediate roll-back of the hike
failing which we take up agitation programme, he said. The linking of Aadhar
card has ended up in a big mess as poor people are not in a position to neither
acquire the card nor open a bank account. The reimbursement scheme has ended up
in utter confusion and the scheme has been hopeless, he said.

On election promises of Chandrababu Naidu, he said,
the TDP leader, who was against subsidies, is promising of waiver of DWACRA
(Development of Women And Children in Rural Areas) loans. In reality during his
term as chief minister he has collected 14 % interest from the women groups.

It was YSR who has brought it down to pavala vaddi
and our leader YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has taken a decision to provide 0 %
interest loans to women groups. Kiran Kumar Reddy tried to ape YSRCP but has
failed totally, he said.

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