The Indian government has slashed the prices of cooking gas by ₹200 per cylinder during Union cabinet meeting on today.

Centre announced the cut and the sources added “It’s good news for the middle class as the prices of almost all essential items have remained high for the past few months. The cut in LPG price will give a big relief to people. The current price of a 14-kg LGP cylinder is around Rs 1,100, reports The Hindustan Times.

The news comes in the election season as the price hikes issue is going to be one of the poll issues. In recent times, opposition parties targeted the government over inflation. The prices of tomatoes are still in the news.

However, the government has been taking several initiatives to check the price hike.

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