PM CARES clear, BJP hails SC verdict


Vibha Sharma

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 18

Hailing the Supreme Court verdict whereas terming the PM CARES Fund as “completely transparent” entity, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as we speak stated Rs 3100 crore of its voluntary donations had been utilized in battle towards coronavirus.

“Of this Rs 2000 crore are only for the 50,000 ventilators provided to take care of emergency needs of patients, Rs 1000 crore have been given to States to take care of the migrants’ needs and Rs 100 crore allocated for research on a vaccine for coronavirus,” he stated slamming the Congress and lobbies for constructing “false narratives”

“PM CARES is a registered public trust, the chairman of which is the Prime Minister. It has been made for Covid-type emergencies,” he stated, calling it very totally different from PM NRF. “It just isn’t just like the household run Rajiv Gandhi Foundation which additionally acquired cash from China and likewise PM NRF,’’ stated Prasad 

 “Transparency is writ large in the PM CARES Fund both in the terms of legal requirements and management of funds received in an voluntary basis,” Prasad added, including that the Narendra Modi authorities works with full honesty which is why it additionally receives blessings from the individuals. “The same honesty can be seen in the PM Cares Fund,” he stated  

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL in search of switch of cash collected beneath the PM CARES Fund for the COVID-19 pandemic to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). BJP president JP Nadda referred to as the “verdict by Supreme Court on PM CARES is a resounding blow to the nefarious designs of Rahul Gandhi and his band of ‘rent a cause’ activists. It shows that the truth shines despite the ill intent and malicious efforts of the Congress party and its associates”.

 



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