Former cabinet minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla along with ration depot holders and a few residents staged a protest against the Centre for reducing the kerosene quota.
Chawla, along with others, assembled outside Hall Gate with empty cans in hands and raised slogans against the Centre. The protesters also demanded that the Punjab government take up the matter with the Centre so that the decreased quota could be restored.
Resident Rama Rani said, "So many houses depend on kerosene. We go to the depot holders and they tell us about the shortage. It is the poor man that is suffering. We have voted the Punjab government back to power and it must take up the matter with the Centre."
Chawla said, "Already, people are suffering due to the poor policies of the union government. This reduction in quota is a further attack on the common man." Depot holder Tejinder Singh also slammed the union government.