Monday, July 13, 2015


#GiveItUpCampaign #GasSubsidy #LpgSubsidy



Through successive ad campaigns on #GiveUpSubsidy the central Govt. (ministry of petroleum & natural gas) might have impressed & motivated lots of Indians in its fold but there are scores of resentments showing up on social media networks against PM's appeal as well from various quarters. Some of them are mentioned below and some you may see clicking below on government's website too that was launched to promote this campaign.


Vinay Kinalekar Ekdam sahi kaha. Sansado ki salary dugni ho rahi hai, aur hame jo ek suvidha ke naam par gajar diya jata hai use bhi tyagne ko bol rahe hai.

Karan Kumar Ek subsidy kya de di....tahalka macha rahe ho....aur crore ki tax payer ki paisa paani mein uddaa rahe ho.....himmat hain to sampan sc/st hain wo sarkari subhida chodey....

Manish Kumar We sacrifice and BJP/Congress politician enjoy on it

Hemant Gupta नेताओ का काम भोली भाली जनता को मुर्ख बनाना और उनकीभावना के साथ खिलवार करना बाकी हमको जो सरकारी फायदा मिलता है तो बो हमारा जन्म सिद्ध अधिकार है जिसको छोडना मतलब हमारी मूर्खता है

Syed Abbas Naqvi Modi's formula, Tum mujhe apni Gas Subsidy do Mai tumhe badle mein kuch nahin doonga

Urmilesh Jha Yes, First of all leaders should be the Model to give up special status and receiving concession on the price of tax payers all. The taxpayers will follow the Model.....

The following letter from Sumith S Rao has quite a substance with scathing sarcasm against #GiveUpGasSubsidey that he had addressed to PM.

'Why I will not waive my gas subsidy': An open letter to the Prime Minister

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated a LPG subsidy campaign, which is aimed at saving on crores of rupees. The Prime Minister’s GiveItUp campaign urges citizens belonging to the higher strata to give up their LPG subsidy. Modi said, that if people willingly give up their subsidy, their additional amount can add to the development of India, where it is highly required.

However, as reported by Mangalore Today, Sumith S Rao, a well-known city based businessman and a former President of the District Small Scale Industries Association, sent out an open letter to the Prime Minister clarifying as to why he will not give up his LPG subsidy, even when he can afford it!

Below is the letter he wrote, which was addressed to Narendra Modi.

Respected Sir:

You have asked the rich and affluent people of India to waive off their share of subsidy on gas cylinders used by them in their homes and help in nation building.

I, for one would definitely prescribe to your view and gladly do so. In return, I would like all of you esteemed gentlemen and ladies who run our great country to also reciprocate our generous offer.

If only, every corporator, MLA, MP, and Minister could also waive off his gas subsidy, we the people of India would be very proud of you and salute you. You would be setting an example to the citizens of India.

Most of you have declared incomes running into a few crores while contesting the elections. When will the day come when you will think of our poor brethren and waive off all the perks that you enjoy because of your position. When will you stop voting unanimously for a pay hike for yourselves, while bitterly fighting against all other issues in Parliament? When will we see you act as responsible citizens and fight over issues rather than take party based decisions?

Let me tell you, dear Sir, the Chancellor of a super power like Germany Ms. Angela Merkel rides on a public train to work, whereas in our country everyone from the Prime Minister, to the Members of Parliament, even down to the Zilla Panchayat President is allocated a car which is paid for from the coffers of our country which is filled generously by the tax payers money.

You incur thousands of rupees worth of telephone bills, electricity bills, free accommodation in luxury bungalows, avail free travel on public transportation, go on foreign jaunts on flimsy excuses and we the people of India pay for it. When will you be a proud Indian and pay for all these facilities availed by you?

You get admitted to luxury hospitals for even a headache and especially when a probe is launched against you for any misdemeanor. Even there, you get the best beds and facilities free of charge. Pray, tell me, Sir “When will you pay for these privileges?”

You travel in air conditioned railway coaches and fly first class in planes even when you are not on official duty. It is us, the citizens of India who pay the fare for you.

Everyone, who is anybody, stakes his claim to fame by clamouring for “Z Class” security when the actual risk assessment for that person is zero. We, the people of India pay a fortune for your security. Alas, what a travesty of our times. That you who should be protecting the nation are being protected by the common man at his cost.

There are people in India who cannot even afford one meal a day and do not even have the strength to complain about it. Sadly, while you enjoy a cup of coffee bought at a princely sum of Rupees One or a full meal at Rupees Twelve at the Parliament canteen in air conditioned comfort and cannot be bothered about these trivial issues. When shall you pay the full cost of a meal without passing on the bill to your countrymen?

Sir, I am just an ordinary citizen of India who dutifully pays his Income tax, Service Tax, Value Added Tax, Wealth Tax, Corporation Tax, Automobile Registration Tax and Property Tax which goes up to nearly 50 percent of our hard earned money while you enjoy the benefits of these taxes and live a privileged life because every citizen of India pays for your privileges.

The day all of you forego and waive all the unnecessary perquisites bestowed upon you by laws enacted by you would be a proud one in our nation’s history.

The day, you gentlemen who have been elected to power by the people to govern our nation become responsible citizens of INDIA will be a milestone in our history.

That day, all of us will definitely waive off our gas subsidy.

Yours sincerely,

An honest and dutiful citizen

Sumith S. Rao is a well known city based businessman and a former President of the District Small Scale Industries Association.

When the Center Govt. knows it well that there are people in crores in India unduly availing this gas subsidy who do not deserve it at all then why can't the Govt. devise a mechanism to sort out categorically those people who deserve it and who don't. Why showing sheer helplessness begging the affluent people to give up subsidy on their own.

I found this relevant letter shown above that also goes against give-up-gas-demand as well and raises valid questions.
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