Hiked LPG rate, rail fare Modi govt's new year gift to people: CPM

The government on January 31, raised train fares marginally by one paise to four paise per kilometre depending on the travel class.

Published: 01st January 2020 01:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st January 2020 01:22 PM   |  A+A-

CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury. ( Photo | EPS )

By PTI

NEW DELHI: CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday slammed the government over the hike in train fares and the increase in cost of LPG cylinders.

ALSO READ | Pay a tad more from today to go by rail

The government on January 31, raised train fares marginally by one paise to four paise per kilometre depending on the travel class.

It also hiked LPG cylinder rates by Rs 19 per cylinder.

Caption

"Modi govt starts the year. After railway passenger fare hikes, another attack on peoples' livelihoods. All this in the wake of sharp job losses, food price inflation and record fall in rural wages," Yechury tweeted.

READ | Non-subsidised LPG price hiked by Rs 19 per cylinder

In another tweet, Yechury called the rail fare hike, "New year gift from the Modi government.".

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp