JAMMU, Sept 20: Senior Congress leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of J&K Tarachand asked the Government to bring down prices of LPG cylinders to provide relief to the common man in the Country.
While addressing the public meeting at Magaam in Chamb Constituency, Tarachand heavily criticized the BJP Government over hike in prices of LPG cylinders. “In the last eight or nine months alone, prices of LPG cylinders have gone up by Rs 290. When Congress left in 2014, the price of a LPG cylinder was mere Rs 410 and today it costs Rs 890,” he added.
He said that the lower middle class and other marginalized sections were additionally burdened by the crunch of escalating price rise of all the basic commodities. The senior Congress leader said that BJP Government’s unreasonable and irrational policies have led to the steep price hike and its impact on households is extremely worrisome.
“People of J&K are paying a heavy price for the big blunders committed by BJP regime. The time has changed and BJP should understand that they can no more hoodwink the people through their hollow and deceptive slogans,” he said, adding, the Government in a bid to demonstrate its power and authority had resorted to such undemocratic moves which were not in tune with the concept of liberal democracy.
Tarachand said the political philosophy that formed the edifice of the Congress party’s agenda encompasses the true empowerment of the people through restoration of Statehood and legal safeguards for their land and Jobs. He said that Congress feels duty bound to work for the well being of the people.
Prominent among those present on the occasion include Dwarka Nath Sharma BDC Chairman, Varun Magotra, Jagdish Raj Sharma (Block president), Bodh Raj, Gautam Sharma, office bearers of BCC, DCC, Congress delegates, Sarpanchs and Panchs.