Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has pledged his MLA-LAD funds of 2019-20 at disposal of Ganjam Collector for preparedness and prevention of the deadly coronavirus in his constituency Hinjili.
Besides, Patnaik has earlier donated his three months’ salary to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) to help those affected by the pandemic. He had also appealed all stakeholders to donate generously to provide humanitarian help to the affected.
Earlier in the day, BJD legislator Pranab Prakash Das allotted his entire one-year funds under MLALAD to tackle the spread of the virus in his constituency Jajpur. Recently, Das has been appointed as the Organisational Secretary of the ruling party.
Besides, Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro and several ministers of Naveen’s Cabinet have donated their three-month salaries to CMRF for combating COVID-19. Government Chief Whip Pramila Mallick, other legislators including Atanu Sabyasachi, Prashant Jagdeb, Sushant Rout, Debi Prasad Mishra, Bhagirtahi Sethi, Sashibhusan Behera are among others, who donated their salaries to deal with the pandemic situation arising out of coronavirus outbreak.