The CPI-M, which asked the government not to link LPG supply with Aadhar cards, said the price hike of Rs 220 on every unsubsidized liquefied petroleum gas cylinder by the oil companies will be an intolerable burden on the people.

"Since there is ceilings on subsidized cylinders at nine, people have to now buy gas cylinders at exorbitant prices," CPI-M politburo said.
    
"Further, the insistence of the oil companies that Aadhar identification number is required for getting subsidized gas cylinders is illegal and unauthorized. It is another way to deprive households from access to gas cylinders," it said.

Maintaining that this went against the Supreme Court’s judgement to keep the Aadhar use in abeyance till a final verdict, the CPI (M) demanded that the government should ‘immediately step in to stop this linkage of supply of subsidized gas cylinders with Aadhar’.

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