Rahul Gandhi taunts BJP over LPG cylinder fee hike, posts picture of saffron party leaders protesting cooking gas price hike during UPA tenure

  • Cooking gas LPG price was hiked on Wednesday by a steep Rs 144.5 per cylinder due to a spurt in benchmark global rates of the fuel.

  • Rahul’s tweet used the hashtag 'RollBackHike'

  • The Congress on Wednesday had accused the Modi government of 'electrocuting' the budget of the common man

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at the BJP over the LPG cylinder price hike by tweeting a UPA-era picture of the saffron party's leaders protesting an increase in prices of cooking gas at the time, and demanded a rollback.

Cooking gas LPG price was hiked on Wednesday by a steep Rs 144.5 per cylinder due to a spurt in benchmark global rates of the fuel.

"I agree with these members of the BJP as they protest the astronomical Rs 150 price hike in LPG cylinders," Rahul tweeted along with the picture of BJP leaders, including Smriti Irani, protesting rise in cooking gas prices. Rahul’s tweet used the hashtag 'RollBackHike'.

The Congress on Wednesday had accused the Modi government of "electrocuting" the budget of the common man by raising the price of LPG cylinders by Rs 144 and demanded its immediate rollback.

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Updated Date: Feb 13, 2020 23:42:29 IST