Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda has declared that all the Member of Parliaments (MPs) of the party will release a sum of INR 1 Crore from their annual development fund to the central COVID-19 relief fund.
A sum of Rs. 1 crore from each MP’s MPLADS Fund
Here is what JP Nadda had to say about the ongoing scenario, on his twitter handle:
“All MPs & MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party will donate their one-month remuneration/salary to the central relief fund to support the fight against Covid19. All MPs of BJP will release Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS fund to the central relief fund in support to fight against Covid-19,”.
Apart from Rs. One crore from the development resource, Mr. Nadda also stated that each of the MPs and the MLAs of the Part will donate their one-month salary towards the COVID-19 relief fund.
Each MP gest five crore rupees per year in the Annual Development Fund
Every MP gets INR 5 Crores every year as part of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS).
At the moment, there are 386 MPs in the Assembly – 303 in Lok Sabha and 83 in the Rajya Sabha. Hence, a total of INR 386 Cr. will be added to the central relief fund.
Funds coming in thick and fast
With top business leaders already making their presence in the fray, funds towards fighting this global epidemic are arriving thick and fast in the country. Hopefully, this helps in the faster response and earlier end of this situation.