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MP CM appeals to ministers, MLAs to donate 30% salary to Relief Fund

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan appealed to the Ministers and MLAs to contribute 30 per cent of their salaries to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Chief Minister on Friday appealed to the Ministers and MLAs in the state to contribute 30 per cent of their salaries to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in the fight against pandemic.

"If all of you agree then we will contribute 30 per cent of our salary towards the CM Relief Fund, to fight COVID-19, until the pandemic doesn't come under control - be it July, August, September or October," Chouhan said in a conversation with state's Ministers, via video conferencing.

"I appeal to all MLAs to contribute 30 per cent of their salaries for three months towards CM Relief Fund, in the fight against I also appeal to the people to give their contribution in the Fund," he added.

He also said that the COVID testing campaign will continue in the first fortnight of August.

"We had a COVID campaign from July 1-31 wherein tests were done extensively. Phase 2 of the campaign will be from August 1-14 wherein we'll resolve to maintain social distancing and wear masks to break the chain of infection," he said.

"During this period Chief Minister, Ministers, MLAs and other public representatives won't have any public rallies. Foundation stone laying ceremonies, 'Bhoomi pujan', inaugurations and all functions where a large crowd gathers, will be prohibited. These can be done via video conferencing," he added.

Meanwhile, Chirayu Hospital released Chouhan's health bulletin stating that he continues to be in good stead on the seventh day of admission after being detected positive.

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First Published: Fri, July 31 2020. 16:23 IST
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