New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Prime Minister Modi to declare the Kerala floods as a national calamity to provide all help to the people of Kerala.
He also asked all party MPs, MLAs and MLCs to donate a month’s salary for flood relief in Kerala. He also asked the party units in the adjoining states like Puducheri, tamil Nadu and Karnataka to form the relief committees to rush food, medicines and cloths to the affected people ravaged by the worst kind of floods.
He held a meeting of the AICC general secretaries and state in-charges as also state Congress chiefs and CLP leaders here to discuss the Kerala calamity in which at least 182 people have lost lives and the state has suffered loss of Rs 3,000 crore. The meeting also noted with concern the grave situation arising out of floods in Karnataka.
Congress chief spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala told reporters that the Congress governments in the states have already come forward to help people of Kerala in this hour of tragedy.
Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal too on Saturday announced that all Delhi Ministers, party MLAs and MPs will donate a month’s salary to help flood-ravaged Kerala, grappling with its worst floods since 1924.
He also urged the Delhi government employees to donate one day’s salary for the humanitarian cause, apart from appealing to the people to donate blankets, clothes and bedsheets, reports IANS.
“All Aam Aadmi Party MLAs and MPs and Ministers will donate one-month salary for Kerala,” Kejriwal tweeted.
“I appeal to all employees of the Delhi government to donate at least one day’s salary each.”
On Friday, Rs 10 crore donation was announced to flood-ravaged Kerala from the Delhi Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.