AAP lawmakers to donate salary for flood-hit Kerala

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New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) head Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that all party ministers, MLAs and MPs will donate a month’s salary for flood-hit Kerala state.

“All AAP MLAs, MPs and Ministers donating one month salary for Kerala,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The Delhi government on Friday had announced that it will donate Rs 10 crore to flood-ravaged Kerala.

The death toll due to the floods across Kerala increased to 180 on Saturday with rescue operations continuing at several locations.

Since August 8, over 2.23 lakh people have been put up in 1,568 relief camps across the state.

The red alert continued in 12 of the 14 districts of the state, except Kasargode and Thiruvananthapuram.

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–IANS

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