New Delhi, May 8: The Congress on Wednesday questioned the central government’s Ujjwala Yojana and alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi has only focused on advertisement in the past five years.
“PM Modi and his party members have forgotten the basic principle of democracy- that is, people know everything. His lies are unearthed now”, said Congress leader Jaiveer Shergill while addressing a press conference.
He claimed that the first recipient of LPG Connection from under the Ujjwala Scheme had “exposed the lies, being peddled by BJP on a daily basis”.
‘You must all have seen a photograph at petrol pumps, of PM Modi distributing LPG to a woman, whose real name is Guddi Devi, in an interview to leading news network revealed that she still uses cow dung as fuel for cooking due to which she faces extreme hardship and that due to rising cylinder prices she cannot afford to get her cylinder refilled.”
The Congress leader cited pictures that under the Modi government, women are not “chulha-mukt but rather are getting LPG cylinder-mukt”.
A CAG report notes that in 2015-16, households with LPG connections were using an average of 6.27 cylinders in a year, he asserted.
“But after the scheme was launched, the number of cylinders used on average had come down to 5.6. Growth in annual consumption of LPG has been on a declining trend despite the rollout of Ujjwala,” he said, adding that LPG consumption saw a growth of 10.5 per cent and 9 per cent in 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.