As a gesture of support, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MPs have decided to donate their one-month salary to flood-hit Kerala state, where hundreds have lost their lives and houses. TRS Secretary-General and Rajya Sabha MP K Keshava Rao (K.K), Lok Sabha MPs Balka Suman and AK Jitender Reddy announced their decision to help Kerala, at Telangana Bhavan, the TRS headquarters
Speaking to media on Sunday, Keshava Rao said that it is the least they can do to help the families affected by the flood. "The tragedy in Kerala has left the whole country in shock by taking nearly 400 hundred lives. We want to inspire more people to come forward and help the state, and so, all MPs in our parliamentary party have taken this decision.
Rao informed that the one-month salaries of the MPs will be sent to the Kerala Chief Minister Relief Fund soon.
Similarly, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali and Irrigation Minister T Harish Rao, too, announced to contribute their one-month salary to the Kerala CM relief fund.
I will be donating my one month salary towards #KeralaFloodRelief & I'm very thankful to the Irrigation Department Engineers who came forward to donate their one day salaryâ€” Harish Rao Thanneeru (@trsharish) August 18, 2018
I sincerely appeal to everyone to donate generously for our brothers & sisters in #Kerala#KeralaFloods
Joining the bandwagon, Telangana IT minister KT Ramarao took to Twitter to request his colleagues to do the same.
Besides the Telangana state Govt contribution of 25Cr to Kerala, I personally pledge my 1 month salary to flood relief. Will be sending the cheque to CMRF
Request my colleague legislators to also contribute as much as possible#TelanganaStandsWithKeralaâ€” KTR (@KTRTRS) August 18, 2018
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi will contribute Rs 16 lakhs towards Kerala flood relief through the partyâ€™s Majlis Charitable. In a tweet, he said that the amount will be deposited in the CMâ€™s Kerala Relief Fund by Monday and will also send medicines worth Rs 10 lakhs.
MIM through its Majlis Charitable Trust has decided to contribute â‚¹16 lakhs for #KeralaFloodRelief this amount will be deposited in @CMOKerala Relief Fund by tomorrow,& we will also send required medicines worth â‚¹10 lakhs to KERALAâ€” Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) August 19, 2018
I urge people t come forward and help KERALA
Early this week, Telangana government donated Rs 25 crores to Kerala CM Relief Fund, in addition to Reverse Osmosis (RO) machines worth Rs 2.5 crore. The government has also dispatched 100 tonnes of nutritious food for children in Kerala. The food manufactured by Telangana Foods, a state government enterprise, was airlifted to Kerala on Saturday.