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Madhya Pradesh Budget 2023: Congress stages walkout from Assembly over LPG price hike | DETAILS

Madhya Pradesh Budget 2023: Congress members including former ministers- Tarun Bhanot, Vijay Laxmi Sadho and Jitu Patwari created ruckus in the House over the LPG price hike issue the moment state Finance Minister Jagdish Devda started reading out the budget proposals.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Bhopal Published on: March 01, 2023 12:54 IST
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Image Source : ANI. Madhya Pradesh Budget 2023: Congress stages walkout from Assembly over LPG price hike | DETAILS.

Madhya Pradesh Budget 2023: The Madhya Pradesh government today (March 1) presented a Rs 3.14 lakh crore state budget for 2023-24, even as the Opposition Congress staged a walkout from the Assembly on the issue of hike in the LPG cylinder price.

Congress members including former ministers Tarun Bhanot, Vijay Laxmi Sadho and Jitu Patwari created ruckus in the House over the LPG price hike issue the moment state Finance Minister Jagdish Devda started reading out the budget proposals.

Later, the Congress members led by former chief minister Kamal Nath staged a walkout from the House. "The central government has increased the price of an LPG cylinder by Rs 50, Rs 300 on commercial cylinder, causing lot of hardships to the people," Bhanot told reporters.

He demanded that like the Rajasthan government, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Madhya Pradesh also provide LPG cylinders at Rs 500 each (to people below poverty line). 

Earlier in the morning, Congress members staged a protest in front of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Assembly premises on the issue of hike in the price of LPG cylinders.

(With agencies inputs) 

ALSO READ: LPG cylinder prices increased- domestic rate hiked by Rs 50, commercial by Rs 350 in Delhi- DETAILS 

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