TRS party MPS, Telangana Deputy CM, Irrigation Minister and IT Minister urged other members to follow suit.

Telangana leaders to donate one months salary to flood-hit KeralaImages:Facebook /BalkaSuman
news Kerala floods Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 18:49

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.

Joining the bandwagon, Telangana IT minister KT Ramarao took to Twitter to request his colleagues to do the same.

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi will contribute Rs 16 lakhs towards Kerala flood relief through the party’s Majlis Charitable. In a tweet, he said that the amount will be deposited in the CM’s Kerala Relief Fund by Monday and will also send medicines worth Rs 10 lakhs.

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.

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