Jammu: Rajesh Gupta National Democratic Party Indian (NDPI) J&K UT Chief Rajesh Gupta on Thursday while addressing a workers meeting said the government has now broken the back of the poor and middle class by increasing the price of domestic cooking gas.
Vowing to hit the streets against the “Modi-made inflation”, Gupta said NDPI will put pressure on the Narendra Modi government to take back the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. NDPI leader said Modi had made price rise an issue during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections but under his rule, there has not been a single day when the common man has found any respite from back-breaking inflation.
How many people can buy such an expensive gas cylinder? I want to tell the Prime Minister that to understand the pain of the people, one does not need a 56-inch chest but a beating heart,” he said.
NDPI president said that price of domestic gas cylinder has now hiked by Rs. 50 and demanded to bring LPG, petrol, diesel under GST. He said that women folk are unable to maintain their kitchen budget with soaring price of cooking gas. The Government has badly failed to check the rising prices of essential commodities,” the NDPI leader said. He demanded that the rising prices of LPG should be brought under control as it has been increased several times.
“People are suffering because of sharp rise in prices of essential commodities,” Gupta maintained demanding that the Government should keep fuel prices within affordable limits of the people.” Others who were present in the meeting were Umesh Manhas. S. Kuljeet Singh, Rajiv Luthra, Sandeep Anand, Tilakraj, Mirchand, Manoj Kalsi and others.