CPI(M) slams Centre over LPG price hike

New Delhi, July 6 (Agency) The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday slammed the BJP-led government at the Centre over hike in price of domestic LPG cylinder and said it was an assault on people’s livelihoods by the ruling dispensation. “Modi government’s assaults on people’s livelihoods are merciless,” CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury wrote in a tweet.

He further said, “Raise resources by taxing the super-rich and not by ruining lives. ‘The price of 14.2 kg domestic cylinder was increased by Rs 50, while of five kg by Rs 18 on Wednesday. According to the price notification of Indian Oil Corporation, now a non-subsidised 14.2 kg cylinder will cost Rs 1,053 in Delhi.