Keep kerosene subsidy: CPI

December 06, 2014 02:46 am | Updated November 16, 2021 07:05 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Terming the move to scrap the kerosene subsidy “a shameless attack on the poor and downtrodden,” the CPI demanded that the subsidy on the fuel remain.

On Friday, The Hindu reported that the Finance Ministry was planning to take forward the previous government’s policy of phasing out subsidised kerosene.

“Gas supply is very inadequate and sold in black markets. Some States becoming 100 per cent electrified and kerosene-free is a big lie,”CPI general secretary S. Sudhakar Reddy said. “While the Centre is giving more than five lakh crore subsidies or tax concessions to corporates every year, the kerosene subsidy of Rs 852 crore to poor people is not even 1.5 per cent of it.”

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.