Bhopal: Attacking the Congress-led UPA government for raising diesel prices and capping the number of subsidised gas cylinders at six per year, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said the move would result in price rise across the board.

"The rise in diesel prices would lead to escalation in prices of all commodities and severely hit farmers," the Chief Minister told reporters here.

He said that the new system of pricing gas cylinders can deal a big blow to the joint family system prevalent in India.

The imposition of cap on number of subsidised cylinders at six per year may force people to give up the traditional joint-family system, he said.


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