Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, March 27
As coronavirus cases in the state are on the rise, politicians across the region have started pitching in with monetary aid for affected areas.
After RS MP Naresh Gujral offered Civil Surgeons of Jalandhar and Kapurthala to put requests for the required equipment worth Rs 2 crore from his discretionary funds, Rajya Sabha MP Ambika Soni said today that she was ready to contribute Rs 1 crore from her MPLAD funds for the purchase of ventilators to be used for coronavirus patients in Nawanshahr.
Indian Youth Congress general secretary Amarpreet Lally said timely relief coming from MPs would provide the much-needed facilities.
Delhi North West MP Hans Raj Hans said he had already doled out a grant of Rs 50 lakh for his constituency and organised langars for the poor in the national capital, but now he wanted to come to the aid of people of his hometown.
“We have kept the dera at Nakodar closed owing to curfew. But I am taking the support of dera activists and local youth to ensure that poor people in pockets of Nakodar get their daily meals and required medical assistance on time,” he said.
MP Tewari releases Rs85L
Garhshankar: Manish Tewari, Member of Parliment from Anandpur Sahib, has released Rs 85 lakh for Covid-19 prevention relief fund.
Tewari has released Rs 25 lakh each for district Rupnagar, Nawanshar and Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, while Rs 10 lakh for Garhshankar subdivision in Hoshiarpur district. He said the letters in this regard had been sent to the authorities concerned on Friday. Tewari appealed all those seeking for a pass in curfew, that keeping in view these circumstances, a curfew pass should be sought only if necessary. People must seek pass only in case of emergency and not otherwise. — OC
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