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Mamata Banerjee contributes Rs. 5 lakh each to PMNRF, West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that she is contributing Rs. 5 lakhs to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF) and another Rs. 5 lakhs to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund in an attempt to support our country's efforts in fighting the COVID-19.
"Out of my limited resources, I am contributing Rs. 5 lakhs to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and another Rs. 5 lakhs to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund in an attempt to support our country's efforts in fighting the COVID-19," Banerjee tweeted.
In another tweet, she said that she "comes from limited means".
"I do not take any salary as an MLA or a Chief Minister and I have also foregone my MP pension despite being a 7-time Member of Parliament. I come from limited means. My primary source of income is from my creative pursuits, the royalties I generate from my music and books," she tweeted.
The total number of coronavirus cases in India has risen to 1,397 after 146 new patients were reported in the last 24-hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

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First Published: Mar 31 2020 | 11:44 PM IST

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