Cabinet approves LPG subsidy hike

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 08:55 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IBNS) The union cabinet hiked the subsidy on LPG cylinders from six to nine on Thursday, in a move interpreted by many as a populist gesture by the UPA government which had earlier reduced the subsidy angering consumers at large.

The government raised the cap from six cylinders to 9 in a year and the decision approved in a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA).

The government has also written to the Election Commission seeking permission to effect the hike in subsidy in view of polls coming up in three states and populist moves can be seen as violation of model code of conduct.

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