Chennai, May 17: As the state battles the second wave of coronavirus, megastar Rajinikanth has donated Rs 50 lakh to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Relief Fund on Monday after meeting with Chief Minister MK Stalin at the Secretariat.
He also urged the people to adhere to the guidelines issued by the government in the view of COVID-19.
“To eradicate corona, I have donated Rs 50 lakhs to Tamil Nadu CM Relief Fund. People should follow, whatever the rules and regulations are given by the government to overcome the Corona,” said Rajinikanth.
Along with that, AIADMK also promised to give Rs 1 crore besides a month’s salary of its MLAs and MPs for the fight against the virus.
Meanwhile, CPI general secretary D Raja announced that its two Lok Sabha MPs and two MLAs from Tamil Nadu would give their one month’s salary to the Fund and CPI(M) State Secretary K Balakrishnan handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh, favouring the CMPRF, to Chief Minister M K Stalin at the Secretariat.
Earlier, the Tamil Nadu Government had formed a thirteen-member Legislators’ Advisory Committee headed by Chief Minister MK Stalin and comprises legislative assembly members to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
As per Sunday, Tamil Nadu reported 12,450 new COVID-19 cases, 20,905 recoveries and 303 deaths, informed Union Health Ministry.