New Delhi: The government may consider “minor adjustments” on the LPG cylinder cap in the wake of pressure from within the Congress and Trinamool Congress’s decision to withdraw support to the UPA. Sources said that while there is no question of rollback of the government’s decision to put a cap on the number of subsidized cylinders, the government was ready for minor adjustments on it.
For instance, it can increase the total number of such cylinders per household from the proposed six to nine annually. An indication on this was available in the AICC as voices of dissent emerged even from within the party over the LPG cap. Two Union Ministers, K V Thomas and Harish Rawat, have already expressed their displeasure over the cap. Food Minister K V Thomas had written to the Prime Minister saying that the Centre’s move to cap the number of LPG cylinders “will not go well” with the middle class and suggested a slab system with a marginal hike in price for extra cylinders.