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All Punjab Congress MPS, MLAS Led By CM To Donate 1-Month Salary For Kerala Flood Relief

40,000 Mt Of Food Stuff Also Dispatched By State Govt, Another 60,000 Mt To Fly Out Tonight From Halwara

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Chandigarh , 18 Aug 2018

All MPs and MLAs of the Punjab Congress, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, will donate their one-month salary to support the Kerala flood relief measures.The decision follows a directive from AICC president Rahul Gandhi to all Congress members of Parliament and members of legislative assemblies across the country to give away a month’s salary each to help the flood-hit people of Kerala.According to a party spokesperson, the Chief Minister has announced his decision to immediately donate his one-month salary to ensure speedy relief for the flood-ravaged south Indian state.Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Sunil Jakhar said he had also directed all party MPs and MLAs to provide the monetary help on priority. Party workers have been asked to ensure that the money reaches the Kerala authorities over the next two-three days, without delay.Both Captain Amarinder and Jakhar said the Kerala floods were a national catastrophe, necessitating all possible help from every citizen of the country.The decision to donate a month’s salary comes a day after the Chief Minister announced Rs. 10 crore worth of relief for the flood-ravaged state. While Rs 5 crore has been transferred to the Kerala CM’s Relief Fund, the remaining is being sent in the form of ready-to-eat food and other essential supplies.A total of 40,000 food packets weighing 40 MT have already been dispatched today while another 60,000 packets will be flown out from the Halwara airport tonight, according to an official spokesperson. Two more sorties have been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.


Tags: Spokesman Punjab Govt



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