Venkaiah Naidu appeal to MPs to contribute to Kerala relief fund

Vastavam web: The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Venkaiah Naidu and Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan on Monday issued a joint statement appealing to MPs to contribute to the flood-ravaged Kerala. The statement further stated that the government has declared the calamity of a “severe nature”. Earlier in the day, Naidu called a review meeting to take stock of the Kerala floods with Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh, and decided to donate a month’s salary for relief measures. Kerala has been going through the worst flood in its history in 140 years, claiming at least 357 lives. In order to help Kerala in this hour of need, several political leaders have come forward to support the state and announced monetary help for it.