Advertisement

HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014

EC seeks details on proposed gas price hike

PTI  New Delhi, March 24, 2014
First Published: 12:35 IST(24/3/2014) | Last Updated: 13:11 IST(24/3/2014)

After AAP sought the Election Commission's intervention in stalling the gas price hike from April 1, the poll panel has sought details from the government on the proposed increase.

The Commission has already discussed the issue and it is seeking more details from the government before issuing an order on the gas price hike.

Sources said the Commission had detailed meeting on the issue on Saturday evening and will hold further debate on the matter in its meeting on Monday.

Earlier, the Commission had said that it has taken note of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's complaint that on a proposal by Reliance Industries, the Petroleum Ministry is going to hike gas prices from April 1.

Kejriwal had in a letter to EC termed the gas price hike as violation of the Model Code of Conduct and alleged that the decision was aimed at providing windfall gains to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries.

Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily has made it clear that the government will not go back on its decision to hike rates from April 1.

He has said that the decision to raise gas prices for both public sector and private producers has gone through a governance process.

"It was considered by the Cabinet twice and approved twice," Moily had said.


Advertisement
more from India

Suspension of Indo-Pak talks have repercussions for Kashmir

Since the Indo-Pak talks have been suspended, and it is difficult to see how they can be resumed in the absence thus far of any back channel diplomacy, over a meeting between Basit and separatist leader Shabir Shah, there are consequences for Kashmir.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved