Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday surrendered two ‘extra’ gas connections in his name, a day after a media report highlighted the issue.
“As promised two of the three LPG connections surrendered this morning,” Omar wrote on social networking site Twitter on Saturday.
Reacting to the reports of having three active gas connections under his name, all of them in Srinagar, Omar had on Friday promised to surrender two of the three this morning.
“... Didn’t realise I had 3 connections in my name. Will surrender 2 of those connections 1st thing tomorrow,” Omar had tweeted on Friday.
The Chief Minister thanked the media for bringing this to his notice and expressed hope it will highlight more of those who have multiple connections.
“Thanks for bring(ing) this to my attention. I’m sure you’ll be just as diligent in letting us know who else has multiple connections,” Omar wrote on Twitter.
The State is currently struggling with a massive LPG shortage and has seen protests over the issue in the past couple of months.