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Sep 18, 2012 at 09:41am IST

Food Minister KV Thomas writes to PM against LPG cap, diesel price hike

New Delhi: Food Minister KV Thomas has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against LPG cap and diesel price hike.

“The decision to raise diesel price as well as to keep number of subsidised cooking cylinder at six a year will not go well with the middle class,” he said in the letter.

He said the government should charge only Rs 50 extra for consumers seeking between 7 to 12 LPG cylinders per household in a year and Rs 150 extra for 13 to 24 cylinders. “Any requirement beyond 24 cylinders per year should not have subsidy,” he said.

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