NCP MPs and MLAs to donate one month salary to PMRF, CMRF: Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar, in a statement, informed that the Member of Parliament of his party will contribute one month’s salary to the PM Relief Fund (PMRF) while the member of legislative assembly and council of his party will donate their one month pay to CMRF.

NCP MPs and MLAs to donate one month salary to PMRF, CMRF: Sharad Pawar
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In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in Maharashtra which has infected people and has claimed four lives, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said all his party’s MPs and MLAs will donate their one month salary for the government’s relief measures. 

Former Union Minister Sharad Pawar, in a statement, informed that the Member of Parliament of his party will contribute one month’s salary to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund (PMRF) while the member of legislative assembly and council of his party will donate their one month pay to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF). 

“Due to the lockdown, the poor have been rendered jobless. Agriculture and industry are also facing distress,” Pawar was quoted in media reports as saying. 

The NCP chief stated the central and state government are working hard to tackle the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed 17 lives, as of March 27, across India while praising Industrialist Rahul Bajaj for committing 100 crores in the fight against the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak. 

“Grateful to my friend Rahul Bajaj as always taking the values and legacy of the very generous Bajaj family tradition for the nation,” Pawar tweeted on Thursday. 

Meanwhile, Sharad Pawar dedicatedly tweets every day busting myths surrounding the coronavirus or COVID-19. On Thursday, Pawar debunked that there was no evidence that eating garlic protects people from the coronavirus. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced nationwide lockdown for 21-days amid the coronavirus pandemic after which multiple reports narrated that people from the unorganised sector are suffering the most during the 21-days countrywide lockdown as they can’t sustain themselves in the city if there’s no work. 

On Thursday night, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has asked all District Collectors to search for those stranded including pilgrims, labours and others and make sure that they are taken care of amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

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