The first day of Year 2020 was marked by a sunshine with a chilly day in most part of the Northern India. Temperatures have increased by 3°C- 4°C in Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan in the past 24 hours. The day also passed off peacefully though the political slug-fest over “who is more anti-national” continues to dominate media headlines.
But Modi govt has spoiled the New Year by burdening the common men with price hike. The price of non-subsidised LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) or cooking gas prices have been hiked by Rs 19 to Rs 19.5 per cylinder from January 1, 2020. In Delhi and Mumbai, the hike is to the tune of Rs 19 and Rs 19.5 per cylinder respectively.This is a fifth straight monthly hike in the prices. The non-subsidised LPG rates have been revised to Rs 714 per cylinder in Delhi and Rs 684.50 per cylinder in Mumbai.
And from first day of new year, train journey will be costlier by 1 to 4 paise per kilometre in different classes. The Railways has hiked the passenger fares from 1st January, 2020. Air travel has also become costlier with hike in fuel prices.
And by making fast-tag compulsory on toll barriers from Jan. 15,vehicle owners have again be put to test. Earlier, the abnormal hike in fine for violation of traffic rules
The doves will say “its a small hike” but common men always feels the pinch of price hike as even a single rupee increase in prices holes his pocket. Its unfortunate that our leaders care too little for the plight of common men. The sky-rocketing prices of onion and seasonal vegetables are beyond poor’s reach. Today, while buying vegetables, I saw a poor lady asking for 100 gm of onion but vendor refusing to sell the meager quantity. Do our leaders sitting in air-conditioned rooms enjoying Z security at public expense realize how the common men who voted lock, stock and barrel for PM Modi is struggling to survive in biting cold.
Why should the hapless common men pay for the misdeeds of our political leaders. And why not tax our lawmakers enjoying fat salary and perks? Is there any drastic difference between the governance of previous and present govts? I don’t see any perceptible change.
We, the people of this country owe to our mother India to make it a “Ram Rajya”, It can be done not by constructing Ram temple in Ayodhya but by ensuring a common men friendly governance where our leaders live and work like common men and wipe his tears. Its only then, we will live happily all through 365 days.