09 - 08 - 2020

CPM MLAs donate 25 pc of monthly salary for relief, to continue for 3 months

Agartala, April, 4,2020: To strengthen the fight against the deadly coronavirus,  the opposition CPI(M) MLAs has decided to contribute 25 % of their salaries for next three months to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.

On behalf of opposition eight MLAs, chief whip Tapan Chakraborty accompanied by  MLAs Ratan Bhowmik and Sahid Chowdhury on Friday handed over the amount for one month through cheque to Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar in Agartala and rest eight MLAs, who are out of capital city has also handed over their cheques to their respective sub-divisional magistrates (SDM).

During the meeting with chief secretary, opposition MLAs requested the state government to closely monitor the distribution of free PDS items including rice and pulses. They informed the chief secretary that many poor people, especially from rural areas of the state has mortgaged their ration cards to money Landers. As a result, the genuine poor of the state are being deprived from the free ration system of the government, said CPI (M) MLAs.

They also requested the government to take steps to recover the mortgaged ration cards.

They also said that in hills, plain and urban areas poor people are facing extreme difficulties in collecting essential commodities as they have no money to purchase essential commodities and requested the government that they should consider to give them cash assistance so that these people can purchase essential commodities. MLAs also urged the government to ensure supply of drinking water through tankers, where the people are suffering from scarcity of drinking water.