Sasmit Patra Donates 3 months’ salary to CMRF, Provides Rs 1 Cr from MPLAD


Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Dr. Sasmit Patra today donated his three months’ salary to the CMRF and also provided Rs 1 Crore from the MPLAD Fund towards fighting Coronavirus.

Inspired by Odisha Chief Minister’s donation of his three months’ salary to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, the BJD’s Rajya Sabha MP also followed the footsteps of Naveen Patnaik by donating his three months’ salary i.e Rs 3 lakh.

The MP also informed that he used the online portal of to make the payment, thus avoiding to step out of the house.

Hours after that, Patra announced to provide Rs 1 Crore from the MPLAD fund towards fighting Coronavirus. He also spoke to the District Collector of Mayurbhanj and started the process.

“Mayurbhanj has special needs, being a tribal-dominated and an inter-state border district has special needs. Together, we can and we will fight this menace and defeat it,” said MP Sasmit Patra.

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