Mayawati terms diesel hike "anti-people", demands 12 cylinders per household
New Delhi: Asserting that the recent economic decisions taken by the Centre are against the people's interest, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati took the Congress-led UPA Government to task over the diesel price hike, saying it will add to inflation and the farmers will suffer.
Taking potshots at the government for allowing oil companies to make small corrections periodically, Mayawati said this anti-people move would impact the farmers, middle class and the poor, and added that this is a very disappointing step taken by the Centre. "Now, inflation will increase at almost all levels in the country. The lives of the common man would now become even more difficult and painful. So, the Central Government should rethink its decision," she said.
Mayawati demanded that the government should give 12 subsidised cylinders in a year and not 9. "There have been talks of raising the cap on subsidised LPG to nine cylinders per household in a year from existing six cylinders, in this regard my party would like to say to the Central Government that the decision is not fair and appropriate because not providing one cylinder per month would be a torture on part of the government," said Mayawati.
"So, in this regard the BSP demands that the Central Government should provide give 12 subsidised cylinders in a year," she added.