90% cylinders given under Ujjwala in disuse, claims Priyanka Gandhi

11th Aug,2021

90% cylinders given under Ujjwala in disuse, claims Priyanka Gandhi



Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that the government should give subsidy to the poor and reduce inflation as poor people are suffering.

Her attack on the government came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ujjwala 2.0 — the second phase of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana — by virtually presenting free LPG connections to some beneficiaries in Mahoba a place in Uttar Pradesh, where Assembly elections are near next year.

"90% of the cylinders given under Ujjwala are lying in disuse and women are forced to cook using firewood because the BJP government has doubled the rates of a cylinder in the last seven years and reduced subsidy to a negligible amount," Ms. Vadra tweeted on twitter.

"If the government is honest about Ujjwala then it should give subsidy to the poor and reduce high inflation," the Congress general secretary said and tagged a media report on the problems being faced by the poor due to rising prices of cooking gas in rural areas.

With a gas cylinder costing ₹888, the Congress demanded that its rate must be halved and brought to what it was in 2014, during the UPA rule.