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BJD serves Nov 30 ultimatum to Centre seeking LPG price slash

The party also blamed the BJD for the hike in the price of cooking gas and fuel

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Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

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The price of gas cylinder has increased by 123 per cent since 2014, the BJD said in a statement

The ruling in Odisha Thursday threatened to intensify its stir if the Centre did not reduce the price of LPG cylinders by November 30, party leaders said.

The regional party had staged picketing before all 314 blocks in the state over the issue for three days that culminated on Wednesday.

The will again intensify its stir if the Centre does not revise the price of cooking gas which has touched Rs 930 for a 14 kg cylinder, BJD's youth wing president and MLA Byamokesh Ray along with two other party legislatures told reporters here.

Rejecting the BJP's argument that the price of LPG has increased due to a rise in the price in the international market, the leaders said The price of a gas cylinder was Rs 414 in 2014 when the international price of natural gas was USD 6 per BTU (British thermal unit). Now, the price is Rs 930 per cylinder when the international price is USD 5.8 per BTU.

The price of gas cylinder has increased by 123 per cent since 2014, the BJD said in a statement.

Similarly, the price of fuel has also increased without any reason, the statement said.

Meanwhile, as part of the state-wide Jan Jagaran Abhijan' (mass awareness campaign), youth Congress activists staged a noisy protest at Raj Mahal Square in the state capital accusing the saffron party of cheating people with its achhe din slogan.

The party also blamed the BJD for the hike in the price of cooking gas and fuel.

The BJD has all along supported the BJP's policies and the price rise of gas and fuel is also part of it. The BJD is staging an agitation keeping in view the ensuing panchayat polls, said state Youth Congress president S R Lenka.

The YC activists raised slogans against Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that the steep hike in the prices of fuel, cooking gas, and other essential comedies during the COVID-19 pandemic has broken the backbone of poor and middle class families.

The Congress said it will intensify the stir against the Centre, if there is no revision in the price of cooking gas, fuel and essential commodities.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, November 25 2021. 22:43 IST
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