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AAP welcomes EC's order to defer doubling of gas price

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party tonight welcomed the Election Commission's direction to the central government to defer till elections the decision to double natural gas prices from April 1, saying it “comes as a major

PTI [ Updated: March 25, 2014 12:06 IST ]
aap welcomes ec s order to defer doubling of gas price
aap welcomes ec s order to defer doubling of gas price

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party tonight welcomed the Election Commission's direction to the central government to defer till elections the decision to double natural gas prices from April 1, saying it “comes as a major relief for the common man”.


“The EC's decision comes as a major relief for the common man who would otherwise have suffered under the impact of the hike in transportation and fertiliser costs, which would have also pushed up the prices of all essential commodities,” said a statement issued by the party late tonight.  

“AAP congratulates the people of the country for having supported the party stand on the issue,” the statement reads.  

This “dishonest” decision of the UPA government was solely aimed at providing huge undue benefits to RIL and would have resulted in a loss of more than Rs 54,500 crore to the national exchequer, the statement reads.

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