LPG cylinder and Rail fares hike; Opposition calls it Modi govt’s ‘new year gift’

(Dimapur railway station | File Photo: NagalandExpress)

Kohima, January 1 (NE): Opposition parties hits out at central government over LPG cylinders and Rail fares hike and calls it “New year gift from the Modi government.”

The non-subsidised cooking gas LPG price hiked by Rupees 19 per cylinder on the back of a rise in international rates on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. This comes a day after the Railway Ministry raised train fares marginally by 2 paise/kilometer hike in fares of mail/express non-AC trains and 4 paise/kilometer hike in AC classes fare on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury tweeted, “New year gift from the Modi government”. After railway passenger fare hikes, another attack on peoples’ livelihoods. All this In the wake of sharp job losses, food price inflation and record fall in rural wages, Yechury tweeted.

Senior Congress leader and media-in-charge, Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted “In the new year, Modi government’s first gift on inflation – residential gas cylinder price hiked by Rs 19, commercial gas cylinder Rs 29.50, in past five months a total increase in price Rs 137. Increasing inflation is an issue for household, but the BJP is consumed by its arrogance.”