Congress leader Shashi Tharoor (File photo)
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor (File photo)

MP funds can now be used for COVID-19 equipment

ANI | Updated: Mar 24, 2020 23:57 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 24 (ANI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that his "request" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi made in presence of Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla had been approved and now MP funds can be used for essential and urgently needed equipment to combat coronavirus.
"LokSabha Speaker @ombirlakota called me at lunch today to say that my oral request to the PM, made in his presence yesterday, had been approved& the orders would shortly be issued. Here they are:MP funds can now be used for essential &urgently needed equipment vs #COVID19," tweeted Tharoor.
On March 23, the Congress leader had written a letter to the Central government asking for relaxation in the rules governing MPLAD fund so as to allow the purchase of necessary equipment to combat the outbreak of coronavirus. (ANI)

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