LPG Crisis: JK Ministers To Meet PM

Srinagar, Oct 15: The state cabinet, which met here Monday evening, with the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, in chair, decided to depute a team of ministers to New Delhi to seek increase in the cap of subsidized cooking gas for Jammu and Kashmir.

“It was decided that a team of ministers led by deputy chief minister, Tara Chand, will meet prime minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, in coming days and request him to increase the cap on LPG cylinders for J&K state,” KNS said.

The minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-din and minister for CAPD, Qamar Ali Akhoon, will be part of the team,” reports said.

The cabinet meeting, which started at 6:30 pm ended around 7:45 pm. The revenue minister, Raman Balla, and medical education minister, R S Chib, weren’t present in the meeting due to some unknown reasons, sources said, adding the forest minister, Mian Altaf Ahmad, whose mother passed away a few days ago, couldn’t attend the meeting.

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