Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Sunday distributed 1000 free gas connection under Ujjawala Scheme after women tied Rakhi on his wrist on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival in Jamshedpur.
Das, who was in the steel city to celebrate the festival with his sisters, assured the women of the state that it was his government’s responsibility to ensure their security, according to an official release.
“I assure you that as long as I am the chief minister of the state, it is my responsibility to ensure your security. I will discharge my responsibility sincerely,” the release quoted him as said.
Stating that 1000 free gas connections were distributed on Sunday, the chief minister said the state government has targeted to distribute free gas connections to 35 lakhs women by the end of this year.
He said the government has already distributed 23.50 lakh free gas connection so far.
Earlier, five women have tied Rakhi to the chief minister.