New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the hike in railway fares and LPG cylinders price, claiming it will put the common man into a deeper financial crisis.
Congress spokesperson Sushmita Dev said the hike comes at a time when the economy is in shambles.
Question is when will the travesty going to end, Dev asked, asserting that the hike was "injustice towards the poor people".
"Is this a fair New Year's gift to the common man, Congress thinks it is not," she said.
"We want to ask, can't you see the plight of the common people," Dev said.
Given the state of the economy, given the condition of unemployment, the Congress had hoped that the Modi government will give some respite to the common man, but it has acted on the contrary, she said.
Congress's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala also attacked the government over hike, saying those driving the nation need to think above personal and political interests.
The central government on December 31, raised train fares marginally by one paisa to four paisa per kilometre depending on the travel class. It also hiked LPG cylinder rates by Rs 19 per cylinder.