(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 14, 2009
MPs Appeal For Relief To Aila Victims
VARIOUS members of parliament, cutting across parties, have appealed to both the chairman of Rajya Sabha and speaker of Lok Sabha to request the MPs of both the Houses to donate Rs 10,00,000 each from their MPLADS funds for the relief and rehabilitation of the nearly 67 Lakh people affected by the cyclone Aila.
Among those who signed the appeal included Sitaram Yechury, Md Amin, Brinda Karat, Prasanta Chatterjee, Shyamal Chakraborty, Tarini Kanta Roy, Matilal Sarkar, Tapan Sen, Moinul Hassan, Saman Pathak (all CPI-M), D Raja (CPI), Jayanti Natarajan (INC), S S Ahluwalia (BJP), Dr Barun Mukherjee (Forward Bloc), Tariq Anwar (NCP), V Maitreyan (AIADMK), N K Singh (JD-U), Virendra Bhatia (SP), and Tiruchi Shiva (DMK).
the appeal submitted to the presiding officers of both the Houses, the
outlined the gravity of the situation following the extraordinary
calamity in the form of cyclone Aila which
noted that the President of India acknowledged the graveness of the
her speech dated June 4, 2009 and assured to extend all possible
the cyclone affected people of