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AIDWA flays fuel price hike

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“Will have a cascading effect on the price of all essential commodities”

‘Down with price rise’:Members of the All-India Democratic Women’s Association staging a protest outside the Petroleum Ministry in New Delhi on Friday against the hike in price of LPG cylinders and fixing of quota of six ‘subsidised’ cylinders per year.- Photo: V. Sudershan
‘Down with price rise’:Members of the All-India Democratic Women’s Association staging a protest outside the Petroleum Ministry in New Delhi on Friday against the hike in price of LPG cylinders and fixing of quota of six ‘subsidised’ cylinders per year.- Photo: V. Sudershan

The All-India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has condemned the hike in price of diesel by Rs. 5 per litre stating that this rise will have a cascading effect on the price of all essential commodities, as well as public and private commuting costs, further adding to the crushing burden of inflation on the common people.

‘Will encourage black market’

AIDWA president Shyamali Gupta said: “It is clear that the Central Government is bent on squeezing the common people while it gives away precious resources to big business, as witnessed in the recent coal scam.”

The Association on Friday noted that they also strongly condemn the decision to restrict the supply of ‘subsidised’ LPG cylinders to only six per year, with remaining cylinders to be purchased at so-called “market prices” that will be announced from time to time.

“This is an illogical step that will only lead to a flourishing black trade in LPG cylinders in a market that is already afflicted with artificially created shortages,” she added.

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