CPI(M) on Thursday provided a financial assistance of Rs 9.72 lakh to the victims of Nepal’s devastated earthquake by handing over the cheque to the country’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on his maiden foreign visit to India after assuming office.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury handed over the cheque of Rs 9.72 lakh to Dahal during their meeting at Nepal embassy.
With this contribution, the monetary help the CPI(M) and mass organisations backed by it provided to Nepal has gone up to Rs 5.28 crore.
According to the Left party, the total funds raised include Rs 1.67 crore, Rs 15 lakh and Rs 10 lakh collected separately by Kerala State Service Pensioners’ Union, Centre of Trade Unions and School Teachers’ Federation of India respectively.
The last year’s powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal and claimed about 9,000 people.
Dahal is on a four-day visit to India from today during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Indian leaders.