Residents of states ruled by Congress will get nine subsidised cylinders instead of the proposed six, Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi announced.
Announcing the decision, Dwivedi said, "The party has decided that our Chief Ministers in the Congress ruled states will provide nine subsidised cylinders annually to each household."
Dwivedi also confirmed that the increased cap would be applicable for all, and not only for below poverty line (BPL) category.
Recently, a report claimed that Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi had appealed the government to raise the ceiling of the subsidised LPG cylinders from six to ten.
Previous week, the union government capped the maximum number of subsidised LPG cylinders that a household can use per year at six. The decision encountered harsh criticism not only from the Opposition but also from Congress' allies like Samajwadi Party and Trinamool Congress.
Opposing the move, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee pulled its ministers and withdrew support to the coalition government.
Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of Delhi, has already decided to give nine cylinders for BPL families at subsidized rates. Yesterday, she announced that the relief could soon be extending for all families.