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Compelled by circumstance to raise LPG price: Govt

Saturday, 6 October 2012 - 9:43pm IST Updated: Saturday, 6 October 2012 - 9:46pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
Apparently on the backfoot over hike in price of cooking gas by Rs11.42 per cylinder, the Congress said it was not the intent of the government to burden the common man and blamed circumstances for the step.
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Apparently on the backfoot over hike in price of cooking gas by Rs11.42 per cylinder, Congress on Saturday said it was not the intent of the government to burden the common man and blamed circumstances for the step.

"It is not our intent to burden the common man. From 2004 to 2008, crude oil prices rose from 30 dollars to 140 dollars. Government kept absorbing the oil price shock....", party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters.

On the launching of a 'bijli-paani satyagraha' by activist Arvind Kejriwal here to protest against "inflated" power and water bills, Tewari took a dig at the activist remarking that "stumbling political careers" are sought to be revived by using populist politics.




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