Raipur, Mar 24: Chhattisgarh Assembly Speaker Dr Charan Das Mahant has donated his one month salary to Chief Minister Assistance Fund for the prevention of coronavirus infection. In a letter to Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Speaker Dr Mahant admired steps taken so far by the state government towards the prevention of coronavirus infection and said that he was donating his one month salary of Rs 1 lakh 35 thousand to Chief Minister Assistance Fund.
He attached bank cheque of this amount with the letter to Chief Minister. The Speaker also urged Chief Minister to ask his cabinet colleagues, MLAs and various organisations to contribute their bits for prevention of coronavirus epidemic. Dr Mahant is the first public representative in the state to have given cheque of the amount of his salary to Chief Minister Assistance Fund for the prevention of Coronavirus infection.
Meanwhile, senior Congress MLA Satyanarayan Sharma wrote a letter to Chief Minister, expressing wish to donate his one month salary to Chief Minister Assistance Fund. Several other public representatives are likely to come forward to chip in Chief Minister Assistance Fund after the initiative of Speaker. (UNI)