The Congress' Karnataka unit on Friday announced that the MPs, MLAs, and MLCs will use their Local Area Development Fund to the tune of Rs 100 crore for procuring vaccines.
"The government has miserably failed to protect the people and vaccinate people. Hence, the MPs, MLAs, and MLCs of the Congress, who are 95 in number have decided to donate at least Rs one crore each to procure vaccine," former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who is also the Congress legislative party leader, said at a press conference here.
According to him, a total of Rs 100 crore will be given by Congress leaders in Karnataka for the purpose. "This is an unprecedented decision in the history of Karnataka," he told reporters at the Karnataka State Congress headquarters.