Expecting respite soon: Rather
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Nov 12: Jammu and Kashmir government Monday indicated “some sort of respite” from the central government on the LPG crisis in the state.
“We have taken up the matter with the center and we have received positive response”, Finance Minister Abdul Rahim Rather told media persons, here today.
He added, “We are hopeful that the LPG consumers in the state will get some kind of relief soon”.
Earlier, the central government, including the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, had given a cold shoulder to the delegation of the state ministers over the issue. Despite large-scale public resentment, the state government has declined to provide any relief to the people on its own.
Last week, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah made it clear that it was impossible for the state government to increase the cap on LPG cylinders in view of the huge financial implications involved.
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