Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has contributed Rs 1 crore from her MPLAD funds in the ongoing battle against coronavirus in India. Earlier today, BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda said that all MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will release Rs 1 crore from their MPLADS fund to the Central Relief Fund, extending their support to the fight against coronavirus. The Members of Parliament and MLAs of BJP will also donate their one month salary to the Central Relief Fund, party president JP Nadda said.
The party at present has 386 MPs - 303 in Lok Sabha and 83 in Rajya Sabha. An MP gets Rs 5 crore every year as part of the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS).