Ker floods: Maha lawmakers to donate a month's salary

House destroyed by a landslide at Kannapanakundu village, about 422 km north of Trivandrum, Kerala. (AFP Photo)

Congress and NCP legislators in Maharashtra will donate a month's salary towards the relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala, both parties announced on Sunday.

The leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, speaking to reporters after meeting party president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, said Gandhi asked them to stand behind people of Kerala and extend all possible help.

All Congress members of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council in Maharashtra will donate a month's salary, Vikhe Patil said.

NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said all party MPs, MLAs and MLCs have decided to donate a month's salary towards the relief work in Kerala.

"Apart from this, the party will also make arrangements for providing medicines to those in need," Malik said in a statement here.

Shiv Sena's Lok Sabha members Rahul Shewale and Shrikant Shinde have donated a month's salary to the Kerala Chief Minister's distress relief fund.

They have also called upon colleagues in Parliament and all Sena MLAs and corporators from Maharashtra to contribute.

State minister and BJP leader Ravindra Chavan and party corporators from the Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation have also donated their salaries for the relief work.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis earlier today announced a financial assistance of Rs 20 crore for Kerala.

The southern state is facing its worst floods in 100 years with all rivers in spate.

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