Ex-councillor protests LPG price hike

Ex-councillor protests LPG price hike

Bathinda, September 2

Protesting against the state and central governments over rising inflation and increased prices of cooking gas, former MC councillor and SAD worker Vijay Kumar, along with city residents, dangled a gas cylinder around his neck and cooked food on a traditional ‘chullah’ at Parasram Nagar in Bathinda today.

The protesters raised slogans against the government and demanded prices of essential commodities to be reduced. “The LPG cylinder costs Rs 925 now. We request the government to reduce the prices so that the common man is not burdened financially,” he said.

He added: “Today, we cooked food on a ‘chullah’ to symbolise that if the prices of cooking gas keep increasing at this rate, the common man would not be left with any other option.”— TNS

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