UPA govt all gas and gimmicks: TMC

Stating that the raise in subsidised LPG cylinder cap to nine is "not enough", the Trinamool Congress today dubbed the UPA-led government "all gas and gimmicks" and accused it of damaging the economy.

TMC MP Derek O'Brien said, "Raising subsidised LPG cylinder cap from 6 to 9 a year not enough. We've been demanding 18 to 24 cylinders, 1.5 a month for a normal household."

"UPA govt is all gas & gimmicks... like a shop that raises prices 100 per cent & then offers token discounts. Pre-budget price hikes r similar," he said on microblogging Twitter.

He alleged that the Congress-led 'minority government' was not managing the economy "as much as damaging the economy. It's role model is Tughlaq".

The government has raised the cap on supply of subsidised LPG cylinders to nine bottles from six per year and allowed oil companies to hike diesel prices by a "small quantum" periodically.

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