Rahul's wish granted: Govt raises cap on LPG cylinders to 12

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Rahul's wish granted: Govt raises cap on LPG cylinders to 12
New Delhi, Jan 17: Rahul Gandhi demands and the UPA government delivers ! Soon after the Congress vice-president, in his thunderous speech at the Congress meet, said that housewives in the country need 12 LPG cylinders instead of 9 per year, the party decided to increase the cap on cylinders.

The Manmohan-led government has announced a hike in cap on subsidised cooking gas cylinders (LPG), a very populist move by the party months before the Lok Sabha polls.

The Congress party vice president, who is leading the party's election campaign, in his speech at a huge Congress rally, had asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the cap on annual sales of subsidised cooking gas cylinders to 12 from 9 per household.

"There is another thing which the entire country, especially women are concerned, that is nine (gas) cylinders aren't enough, we need 12 cylinders," he said.

In a slowdown-hit economy, this hike will create more burden on the government.

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