Veteran actor and politician Shatrughan Sinha has volunteered to donate Rs 50 lakh for the rehabilitation of flood-affected people of Uttarakhand. He also appealed to his fellow politicians and come forward and do the same.
“I wish to donate Rs 50 lakh from my fund for expediting relief and rehabilitation of victims in Uttarakhand and appeal to other parliamentarians to come forward with monetary assistance at this hour of crisis," Mr. Sinha, Lok Sabha member from Patna Saheb in Bihar, told PTI over phone.
The BJP leader also said that given the magnitude of the flood and the damage it caused the disaster in Uttarakhand should be declared as national calamity.
“Though announcement of Rs 1000 crore by the prime minister is a good decision but it appears to be too small considering magnitude of the destruction,” Shatrughan Sinha said.
“I love Uttarakhand and have visited many times as I did number of film shootings, hence my heart goes out for the victims of the natural calamity there and wish to contribute in the rehabilitation work by providing monetary assistance from his fund,” he concluded.