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Supreme Court Judges to donate Rs 25000 towards Kerala relief fund

New Delhi | Chief Justice of India Deepak Mishra on Monday informed that all the Supreme Court Judges will contribute Rs 25000 towards the Kerala relief Fund.

During the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that sought to bar the lawmakers from practising in courts across the country, Attorney General K K Venugopal referred to the destruction caused in Kerala due to floods. Listening to the reference, the top court bench including CJI Deepak Mishra, Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation about the donation that the Supreme Court Judges will donate for the relief work in Kerala.

Earlier Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu had called for a review meeting on the relief and rescue operation. Naidu along with Rajya Sabha Harivansh Narayan Singh and other senior officials of Rajya Sabha and Vice President Secretariat decided to donate their one-month salaries for the relief work of Kerala. Political parties including Shiv Sena and Aam Aadmi Party decided to donate the one-month salary of their MLAs towards the relief work in Kerala. Various state governments including Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh offered a contribution worth Rs.10 crores for the relief work. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also offered Rs. 15 crores from the Uttar Pradesh Relief Fund.

Meanwhile, the Telangana government airlifted 50 R.O machines facilitating drinking water from Begumpet to Kerala. Telangana Home Minister, Nayani Narshimha Reddy also handed over a cheque worth Rs. 25 crores to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday.

Kerala is facing one of the worst floods in his history with the loss of 21,000 crores already been suffered by the state. More than 7 lakh people have been forced to stay in relief camps due to constant rains and flood like situation in the state. Chief Minister P Vijayan has appealed to the citizens of Kerala to stay ‘united as one’ to tackle this difficult situation faced by the state.

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