Sun at #724746, discouraging to note that you are yet to move on. You are still arguing with the same points that you took up during the discussion about the hike in the petrol prices. The only change, though not in an acceptable language and still in the negative grid, is that if you had suggested people shifting to bicycles then, now you have questioned the author and others who are against the price hike of LPG cylinders whether we would get back to the olden days of just wearing a loincloth (see, there are better and decent usages) if the textile prices are to go up. Why wait? Why have a government? Let us dismiss our government, dismantle our entire administrative machinery, throw away our clothes, forget our civilisation and go back to the stone age period. Would that be fine? Again, at #724872, you are trying to prove your point by comparing the price of liquor to that of the LPG? How illogical! How can you compare both? Check out the different parameters of both and if you still do not find any difference, fine. Tomorrow, when there is a rise in the prices of Onion, then also you would say the same thing. Maybe, for a change, you will say that if people can spend so much money daily on merely smoking away cigarettes, why can't they spend a few rupees more on the onion. You will simply keep changing commodities in your comparative list and will add up with some mathematics to satisfy your calculations but having decided to be where you need to be, you will stay put, without budging an inch well knowing that you are wrong.
Vedprakash, what is the point in bringing up the other so-called welfare measures or development activities when it does not, in any way, compensate for the sufferings that the people are undergoing due to the frequent rise of LPG price? And why speak about subsidies or freebies? It is not yet time to forget the opening of zero balance account in banks for all or issuing free LPG gas stoves to a section of the society without considering whether they would be able to deposit some amount to their accounts at least once in a while or whether they would be able to afford for the cylinders? Let us accept the facts. When the price of LPG keeps on increasing, we need to accept that it is increasing and must find out ways to either bring it down or at least to keep it under control. It should not be the question of whether it is the BJP or the Congress is heading the centre, the question is how the common man is affected and what can be the solution. Will your feeling comfortable commuting by the so-called cheap metro help in keeping your kitchen stove burning?
Many arguments have been brought up saying that the common man is not affected by the price rise? Could those who have been relying on the silence of the common man to substantiate their point, please tell me what is their definition of a 'common man'?
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