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Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday announced that he has surrendered extra LPG connections in his name. On Friday, a news channel had reported that Omar Abdullah, who should lead by an example for others for using the gas economically, has three active gas connections under his name in Srinagar.

It was after the issue was highlighted in the media, the CM on Saturday announced to be giving up the extra gas connections.
State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was enjoying multiple gas connections.

However on Saturday, Omar Abdullah took to micro blogging site Twitter to counter the allegations. In his defence, he tweeted that he has surrendered two LPG connections in the morning. “As promised two of the three LPG connections surrendered this morning,” he tweeted.

At present, Jammu and Kashmir is facing LPG crunch after the Centre imposed a cap on gas cylinders. The situation is such that the people in the valley are being forced to pay more than Rs 1500 for verification of documents. The locals allege a close nexus between gas dealers and agents operating in the market.

According to sources there are only 101 LPG dealers (43 in Kashmir and 58 in Jammu) to cater to around 25 lakh consumers

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