People of Karnataka are certainly in a shock presently. Wondering why? It turns out that the price of LPG is bordering around Rs 1000 on the non-subsidized domestic LPG. In a place called Bidar, each cylinder was sold for Rs 1,015. Muttering WTF under your breath? Certainly, the residents of Karnataka are doing that! Talking about Bidar, the price of a gas cylinder was Rs 721 in April 2018. However, it seems that it has now crossed Rs 1000 in just a few months. Naturally, people had much to say about this LPG price hike.
The netizens stood divided as this news was shared by Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury . This is what he posted:
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) November 21, 2018
However, netizens were divided over this news. While some supported Yechury, the others were quick to pick out the failures of the other parties. So, let’s start with those comments that were in support of the CPI(M) leader.
Who said we will reduce Prices of Basic commodities if we come to power.
Did it happen?
BJP said we will reduce prices of Fuel,LPG,etc.
Also Said increase price of INR.
Why did they make False promises?
— THE COMMON MAN! (@KiraakNaveenK) November 21, 2018
— rupal vasavada (@meeeaaooww) November 21, 2018
Sorry we hav more imprtnt issues now:) Ram Mandir, Sabarimala, gau raksha, bullet train, tallest statue, Nehru’s mistakes. Oh ofcourse anti-natnls/Pak, but Price raise, Gas, Diesel, Petrol, unemployment/growth, farmer’s troubles etc are totally unimportant. Bharath Mata Jai !!😢
— Ashok Mannil (@MannilAshok) November 21, 2018
Modi’ mantra is to remove all subsidies. How else would he provide concessions to his corporate friends ? Rob the poor to feed the wealthy.
— Ramesh Sundar (@rameshsundar63) November 21, 2018
You Can’t Understand What Modi Is Doing with The People Of India.
He’s Confiscating Money Out Of Ordinary People and Providing To The Bourgeoisie..
Being A Youth It’s My Responsibility To Unravel Modi’s Burgle!!#ChowkidarHiChorHai
— Er. nirbhay (@nirbhaysriwastw) November 21, 2018
The supporters of ruling BJP quickly jumped in to defend their party and the leaders. What did they say? Have a look:
Hello Mr.Yechury.. how are you doing? It’s been a while since we heard from you. Are you still jobless? why don’t you apply for a call center job? I heard few companies are recruiting now.
— Binu Kurian (@kurian_binu) November 22, 2018
Plz open a bank account sir, subsidy will be transferred to that.
— Rakshith Reddy (@RakshithReddy23) November 22, 2018
Yeah as if oil prices and currency are the same for the last 70 years! Sirjee please….
— Ayush Rampuria (@ayushrampuria) November 21, 2018
Pls find the enclosed bill copy of LPG cylinder delivered on 20-09-2018 at Gurugram.Bill amount 827.50 Subsidy: 324/- Landing cost Rs.503/- Pls publish the list of Ur comrades who given up subsidy.If all Millionaires give up Subsidy ,Common man will get LPG below ₹300/-
— Sanjithdev (@sanjithdev) November 21, 2018
But I got bank refund of 400. So net price is 620
— Truth Seeker (@TruthSe30178379) November 21, 2018
Mr.Yechuri its unsubsidized cylinder…
More than 1cr given up subsidy…on 1 call from Modi…
You cry and @narendramodi ji will do the work..
— Manjunatha T M/ ಮಂಜು (@tmmanju_tm) November 21, 2018
The sting of the high price is not only felt in Karnataka but in Bihar too. Recently, the domestic non-subsidized price of cylinders in Bihar rose to Rs 1,041. Though we have seen a reduction in the prices of diesel and petrol, the LPG price hike certainly raises many questions.
It is expected that the price will see a reduction by December 2018. All we can do is now wait and watch. What are the thoughts on this price rise? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments below.