If the cap on the number of subsidised gas cylinders can be raised on a murmur from Rahul Gandhi, what price vital considerations such as economic viability, political fallout and fiscal cost? It is apparent that political feasibility alone was given consideration in this case. Even the controversial linking of Aadhaar is put on hold. It is paradoxical that amid all this sycophancy the Congress shrinks from announcing the name of Mr. Gandhi as its prime ministerial candidate.

K. Krishna Murty, Visakhapatnam

Keywords: LPG subsidy

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