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BJD women protest withdrawal of LPG subsidy

 Scores of women activists of Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) today staged a demonstration in front of the Raj Bhavan here to protest against the Centre’s decision to withdraw subsidy on LPG.

Later they also submitted a memorandum, addressed to the President of India, to Governor SC Jamir.

“We submitted the memorandum to Governor. We hope that it will be fulfilled and the subsidy provided to poor women will continue and the Centre will withdraw its decision to hike the price of LPG by Rs 4 every month,” said president of the women’s wing Pramila Mallick.

Mallick threatened to intensify the agitation across the State if the Union Government failed to rescind the order.

The BMJD has also called for an agitation in front of the office of all District Collectors on August 8.

However, BJP State Secretary Lekhasri Samantsinghar said fee of cost LPG connection is being provided to all poor and BPL families across the country. So resource should be generated to cover the expenses.

She claimed the hike was marginal and no one need to be worked up.

The memorandum demanded early roll back of the decision as all the consumers were going to be affected and the poor will have to face stiff difficulties.

It will have a severe impact on the economy and the common man will be hardest hit, the memorandum said.

It further said that as the union government claims that 14.5 lakh poor families in State have been provided gas connections under the Prime Minister’s Ujjwala Yojana, the decision will hit them hard.


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