Evolve consensus to tackle LPG crisis: Sajad


Srinagar, Nov 22: Castigating the state government for ‘failing’ to tackle LPG crisis, Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Lone Thursday urged all political parties to shun politics and evolve a consensus in order to mitigate sufferings of common people.
“Chief Minister Omar Abdullah’s government should wake up and take some concrete measures in order to diffuse current LPG crisis in the state,” Lone said in a statement.
After the new LPG policy came into effect, consumers in the valley are suffering for want of cooking gas as subsidy has been reduced and new formalities introduced.
“The government would be well advised to realize that the queues of people waiting endlessly for LPG cylinders are real and so are their sufferings. This is not some raucous or virulent rhetoric of an opposition party but a dismal on-ground reality,” he said.
Lone said, “Subsidy on LPG cylinders should be restored for the poorer sections of the state, especially those living below the poverty line.”
“The reality is that subsidized LPG is meant for the poor, not the rich. Let us set up a system which facilitates the poor getting their due in terms of subsidized LPG, in excess of the six stipulated cylinders,” he said.
Adding that the present government as well as the main opposition party was disconnected from the sufferings and woes of the poor people, Lone said the people of the state have been crushed by growing inflation, unemployment and mis-governance.
He reiterated that Peoples Conference is committed to its mission of providing a people-friendly, empathetic and honest political alternative that aims at changing the status-quo and exploitative political system prevalent in Jammu & Kashmir.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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