Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar on Saturday urged the Central government to reduce the price of LPG cylinders by at least Rs 150 as the common people are facing “extreme hardship due to rising price of essential commodities.”
The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president is spreading awareness through his weekly ‘Ondu Prashne’ and opposing the BJP’s anti-people policies. “The BJP government has failed to address key issues bothering the common man,” he said.
Through his ‘Ondu Prashne’ series, which began last week, Shivakumar is now raising the issue of the LPG price hike that is affecting people across classes.
The state Congress chief noted that the LPG price hike affected not only the poor but also the middle class, especially homemakers. He shared his concerns via social media platforms and asked the public for their responses.
At present, an LPG cylinder costs around Rs 900 and has reached Rs 956 in Bidar district on Saturday. Refilling gas cylinders may skyrocket to Rs 1,000 soon, he alleged.
“People of the state are frustrated by such never-ending issues of livelihood. The country continues to reel under Covid-19 and many have lost jobs.