Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI: The women’s wing of the CPI-M, All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) has on Tuesday strongly criticised the government for its State-wide special drive against ‘fake’ and ‘duplicate’ LPG domestic connections. It is nothing but a ‘exercise’ to cut down the subsidy component being met by the government on the domestic LPG connections, said the AIDWA leader, R. Lakshmi in a release here today and said that it was strange that the government without trying to increase the number of connections to meet the burgeoning demand must resort to slashing of the connections.

The AIDWA cited in this connection to the ‘cancellation’ of 10,000 and 5000 connections already available with two local gas agencies and threatened that the women, who invariably bore the brunt of the cut, would raise in revolt against the government if it did not withdraw its ’weeding out’ drive.