Hyderabad: Lawmakers from the ruling TRS on Wednesday came forward to donate one month’s salary and one year’s Constituency Development Fund totaling Rs 500 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to help the government combat the deadly coronavirus in the State.
Ministers, MPs, MLAs and MLCs of the party extended complete support to the State government’s efforts under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in successfully countering the corona pandemic in the State.
Each MP gets Rs five crore funds per year to develop their constituency, and with this donation, the 16 TRS MPs will be donating Rs 80 crore to the CMRF. A consent letter in this regard was handed over by TRS Parliamentary Party Leader Dr K Keshav Rao, Deputy leader Banda Prakash, Party Leader in Lok Sabha Nama Nageswara Rao and Deputy leader Kotha Prabhakar Reddy to Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at Pragathi Bhavan here.
Medical and Health Minister Etela Rajender, MPs Ranjit Reddy, M Srinivas Reddy, BB Patil and Maloth Kavitha were also part of the delegation. TRS MLAs and MLCs also decided to contribute one month’s salary to the CMRF.
Rs 3 crore fund is released for each MLA and MLC for their Constitutency development per year. The TRS MLAs and MLCs also decided to donate one year’s constituency development fund amount to CMRF, the TRSLP announced.
Thanking the Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs for their gesture, the Chief Minister said the spirit demonstrated by Parliament and Legislature members will encourage the government. “It is heartening that several prominent personalities in the State have come forward to help the government during these troubled times,” Chandrashekhar Rao said.
TRSPP Leader Dr K Keshav Rao said the Parliament members of the party will contribute one month’s salary to the CMRF and another month’s salary to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
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