While Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced monetary aid of Rs 25 crore for Kerala, Punjab and Delhi premiers Amarinder Singh and Arvind Kejriwal announced immediate assistance to the tune of Rs 10 crore each. Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, for his part, announced financial aid of up to Rs 5 crore.
Rao, who had reviewed the situation in Kerala, felt that it was the responsibility of his government to provide monetary assistance to the state on humanitarian grounds. He has directed chief secretary SK Joshi to immediately donate Rs 25 crore to the Kerala chief minister’s relief fund on the behalf of the Telangana government.
The chief minister also directed that reverse osmosis apparatus worth Rs 2 crore be sent to Kerala to purify drinking water contaminated by floodwater. He called upon industrialists, IT companies, commercial establishments and residents of Telangana to liberally donate to the relief fund.
Announcing his state’s donation of Rs 10 crore, Amarinder Singh said that Rs 5 crore would be transferred from the Punjab chief minister’s relief fund and the other half would be provided in the form of ready-to-eat food material and other supplies. “The first Air Force sortie is expected to take off tomorrow to deliver 30 tonnes of ready-to-eat food, such as biscuits, rusk, bottled water and milk powder, to the flood-hit state. About one lakh food packets are to be sent in the first consignment. The remaining will be dispatched as and when requisitioned by the Kerala government,” it said on Friday.
The Delhi chief minister also announced the donation of a similar amount, and appealed to the public to contribute generously to the crisis-hit state. “Spoke to Kerala CM. Delhi govt is making a contribution of Rs 10 cr. I sincerely appeal to everyone to donate generously to our brothers and sisters in Kerala,” Kejriwal tweeted.
Chandrababu Naidu announced a cash relief of Rs 5 crore to Kerala, besides other material, after holding a review meeting on the flood situation there. He also asked the residents of Andhra Pradesh to donate liberally to the Kerala chief minister’s relief fund, and posted a link for people to send cash donations on his Twitter account.
As many as 300 and more people have been killed since August 8 in the deadliest deluge to hit Kerala in close to a century. It has dealt a body blow to the scenic state, wrecking its tourism industry, destroying standing crops in thousands of hectares, and wrecking infrastructure worth crores of rupees. Over 105 people died on Thursday itself, even as hospitals faced oxygen shortage and fuel stations ran dry.
Meanwhile a famous BJP criticizer named Dhruv Rathee claimed that no state which belongs to BJP has not provided anything to the state of people who affected in the flood. His post read :
I hate to make this comparison but it is very unfortunate and real. Look at the Donations from different states for #Kerala :-
Telengana – 25 Cr (TRS)
Delhi – 10 Cr (AAP)
Karnataka – 10 Cr (INC / JDS)
Punjab – 10 Cr (INC)
Andhra – 10 Cr (TDP)
Odisha – 5 Cr (BJD)
Tamilnadu – 5 Cr (AIADMK)
Pondicherry – 2 Cr (INC)
Bihar -0 (JDU/BJP)
Chattisgarh -0 (BJP)
Goa -0 (BJP)
Gujarat -0 (BJP)
Haryana – 0 (BJP)
Himachel Pradesh – 0 (BJP)
Jharkhand -0 (BJP)
MP -0 (BJP)
Maharashtra -0 (BJP)
NE -0 (Mostly BJP)
Rajasthan -0 (BJP)
UP -0 (BJP)
Uttarkandh – 0 (BJP)
WB -0 (AITC)
J&K – 0 (Governor Rule)
Do the chief ministers of these BJP states have any empathy? Can they not act on their own to help? Or is there some high command order to not help Kerala?
Here’s the post in shared :
Many people responded to his post supporting him and contradicting. Here’s some of the main comments :
It is just now reported that 3 of the states belong to BJP has provided some funds for the relief. It is really healthy to see such a gesture from the states.
What do you think on his statement comment below !!