GUWAHATI, March 31 - With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping the entire world, the ruling BJP today asked each of its 42 lakh plus cadres in Assam to donate at least a minimum of Rs 100 to the Prime Minister�s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund).
State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass also asked all the party�s elected representatives, from legislators to panchayat members, to take care of the poor and BPL families during this time of crisis.
�I request all the BJP cadres to extend help to the economically weaker segments of the society, who have been affected on account of the nationwide lockdown. It is our responsibility to assist the daily wage earners, BPL families and others whose incomes have been affected,� Dass said.
He urged that beginning from tomorrow all the state unit office-bearers of the BJP should individually take steps to provide food and other essentials to at least ten such families, while all the district unit office bearers should look after at least five families, all municipal council and Nagar Samiti chairpersons and deputy chairpersons at least ten poor families, all councillors, area members and ward commissioners as well as all Anchalik Panchayat members at least five families, all Zila Parishad and Gaon Panchayat presidents at least 10 families and all Panchayat ward members should take care of at least two such families.
Besides, all the party�s legislators have been requested to take care of at least 4,000 such poor families. In constituencies where the BJP does not have its MLA, the party has asked the respective local MP or the party in-charges to undertake the exercise.