West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she has contributed Rs 5 lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund on Tuesday evening. She also donated Rs 5 lakhs to the West Bengal Emergency Relief Fund. After she visited Lalbazar, which is the headquarters of Kolkata Police, she took to Twitter to announce her contribution in the hour of crisis.
Out of my limited resources, I am contributing Rs. 5 lakhs to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund & another Rs. 5 lakhs to the West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund in an attempt to support our country's efforts in fighting the COVID-19. (2/2)— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 31, 2020
The Bengal Chief Minister who has also been a Member of Parliament for 7 times also stated that her she does not take her salary as the CM nor as an MLA but has creative methods to generate her income. Mamata Banerjee, who has been spreading mass awareness about the do's and don'ts of COVID-19 virus went to Bhawani Bhawan, the Bengal Police HQ in the city where she spoke to various police officers and inquired about their family's health. She also asked officers to maintain a distance while standing in the corridors.
After Mamata Banerjee visited the two police headquarters, she took to micro-blogging site to announce her contribution to PM-CARES fund and West Bengal State Emergency Relief Fund.
I do not take any salary as an MLA or a Chief Minister & I have also foregone my MP Pension despite being a 7-time Member of the Parliament. I come from limited means. My primary source of income is from my creative pursuits, the royalties I generate from my music & books. (1/2)— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 31, 2020
Mamata Banerjee has been seen making multiple efforts for the people of her state against the deadly COVID-19 virus where she was leading from the front. Her surprise visits to hospitals and markets where she was marking distance for people was highly appreciated from all the quarters.