Senior BJP leader and MLA from Billawar Nirmal Singh on Wednesday became the first from in the state by not availing the subsidised LPG cylinder for his home use.
Singh has followed Arun Jaitley, Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goel, who have stopped using the subsidised cylinders.
Singh said, "I have followed the examples set by finance minister Arun Jaitley, petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan, power minister Piyush Goel in supporting the drive to stop the wealthy consumers using subsidised LPG."
He further added, "Subsidy should go to the poorest of the poor. I am of the belief that the rich and the affluent who can afford to buy market price LPG, should voluntarily give up subsidised cylinders. This culture is now being followed in India by many. Let us do it in Jammu & Kashmir also."
Singh toured Mandli, Phinter, Dhudwara, Deoli areas of Billawar constituency and told people that promises made to them will be fulfilled and the BJP will soon form a stable government in Jammu & Kashmir.
Singh further added that he would push strongly to make the Dudwara-Shallan road a national highway.