Sonia asks Rae Bareli DM to use her LAD fund for virus fight

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Sonia asks Rae Bareli DM to use her LAD fund for virus fight

Sunday, 29 March 2020 | PNS | Lucknow



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Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to the district magistrate of Rae Bareli, asking the officer to use as much money from her Local Area Development fund as was needed to help people against coronavirus.
The Lok Sabha member from Rae Bareli said that in view of the spread of coronavirus across the country, people of Rae Bareli should exercise caution and strictly follow the directions issued by the Health department and district administration.
Appealing to Rae Bareli district administration, Sonia said that sanitisers, face masks, soaps, etc should be distributed and special care should be taken of daily wage labourers, homeless and elderly people.
She added that as a representative of the people, she was committed towards providing any help needed at this crucial hour.
Earlier, extending her support to Uttar Pradesh government in the hour of crisis due to spread of coronavirus, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that it was the time to rise above differences, unite and fight the situation for betterment of the country.
In a letter to Chief Minster Yogi Adityanath, Priyanka urged him to ensure that people of the state, especially the poor and deprived, did not face any further difficulty.
She said that the situation arising from the virus spread had hugely impacted labourers, construction workers, destitutes, petty sellers, widows, etc and requested the chief minister to ensure that benefits of schemes or announcements made for them, reached them. Priyanka said that numerous people, hitherto working in other states, were now trying to return to their homes by travelling long distances, even on foot.
“The government also made some announcements in this regard and hence I request that ensuring the return of these workers should be conducted in a smooth manner. If large number of people are still in transit, they be given shelter at government schools, colleges and necessary arrangements be made for them,” she added.
Extending her party’s full support, Priyanka said that while following all rules, Congress workers were ready to provide every aid in this trying times. She said that the Congress had readied a team of volunteers and also helplines in each district for helping the needy and the administration at all times and the state government could use their services for relief works.

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