AIADMK OPS coordinator offers Rs 50 Lakh aid to Sri Lanka, Stalin applauds his gesture

Chenai: AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam (OPS) has offered Rs 50 lakh aid to Sri Lanka which is facing severe economic crisis, and Chief Minister MK Stalin has thanked the gesture of the Leader of the Opposition.

CPI legislator K Marimuthu, BJP leader Nainar Nagenthran and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader J. Mohammed Shanavas offered their month’s salary to Sri Lanka as a contribution.

On Friday, Chief Minister MK Stalin proposed a resolution in the State Legislative Assembly on Friday to send aid to Sri Lanka.

During the discussion on this resolution, O Panneerselvam stood up and said his family would like to contribute Rs 50 lakh to help the suffering people in Sri Lanka.

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During his speech, Stalin said that the Tamil Nadu government’s offer to send aid to Sri Lanka was only initial support and that the government was ready to provide more aid to the island nation. if necessary.

While praising O Panneerselvam’s gesture, Stalin said, “I thank him for his gesture. He announced it so that others would also contribute.”

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The Chief Minister also said that the government of Tamil Nadu is ready to coordinate if any political parties, NGOs, individuals come forward to lend their support to Sri Lanka.

BJP leader Nainar Nagenthran, who announced his month-long salary as a contribution to Sri Lanka, took issue with some remarks by some lawmakers ‘condemning’ the Union government for not allowing the government of Tamil Nadu to send aid and support to Sri Lanka.