Hike in gas prices: Congress protests
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Hike in gas prices: Congress protests

March 3, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Condemning the hike in prices of LPG cylinders, Congress workers led by former MLA M.K. Somashekar staged a protest at Ramaswamy Circle in city on Wednesday.

The protesters, expressing their anguish by showing empty cylinders and earthen stove, alleged that the poor and middle class people are reeling under difficulties due to the anti-people policy of the Central Government. By frequently hiking the rates of LPG cylinders, the poor are being pushed towards the crisis. The prices of essential commodities have already touched the sky and now the rates of cylinders are hiked, they alleged.

Former MLA Somashekar said “The Centre has hiked the price of domestic LPG cylinder by Rs. 50 and commercial cylinder by Rs. 350. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet again made the people feel the heat during the onset of summer, showing the path of financial crisis to the people.  It is the first contribution of the budget of Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The people will reel under more such decisions to follow, like inflation and tax. Modi has been harping of ‘Achhe Din’ throughout his tenure. Likewise, the heat of price rise seems to be a part of ‘Achhe Din’”, he mocked.

Block Congress President G. Somashekar, Sridhar, Corporator  V. Lokesh Piya, former Corporator M. Sunil,  former Mayor T.B. Chikkanna, leaders Bhaskar L. Gowda, Jogi Mahesh, Prathidhwani Prasad,  Basavaraju (Basappa), Ravishankar, Parashivamurthy, Senate Gopinath, Sundar, M. K. Ashok, Nagarathna, Manjunath, Kuppamma, Nagendra, Sadiq-Ulla-Rehman, Nasir, Farooq, Gunashekar, Papu (Suresh), Gowtham Buddha, Shankar, Manju, Vasanth Nayak, Mahadevamma, Santosh, Anand, Dairy Venkatesh, Siddalinganna, Chikkalingu, Deepak Puttaswamy and Sunil Narayan took part in the protest.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Hike in gas prices: Congress protests”

  1. Howdy, Modi! says:

    Where is @Av Prasanna, the Sir MV of electrical engineering, who proudly brandishes his power engineering experience credentials, and also supported the use of the LPG cylinders over the pumped gas, accusing Shenoy of MGP, who wanted the pumped gas project , of taking money from the pumped gas contractors, but masking his own questionable relations to the LPD cylinder contractors?
    Modi taking advantage of the Russian oil and gas supplies boycott of Western countries, got discounted oil and gas, and yet the prices are hiked!
    Modi tries to railroad the G20 foreign ministers’ congregation in New Deli, as the host , keeping them away from condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine, singularly failed, as the foreign ministers of Western countries ignored him, the China foreign minister, who attended too!


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