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To aid the government’s effort to meet the crisis posed by COVID19 pandemic, Assam Congress general secretary Pankaj Borbora has appealed to all party members to contribute Ra 100 towards the COVID19 fund.

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) general secretary Borbora said, “There are around 10 lakh registered members of the Congress party in Assam.”

“If every member contributes just Rs 100, the party can mobilise a generous fund up to the tune of around approximately Rs 10 crore,” he said.

He said one half of the amount collected from the Congress party members can be extended to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in order to aid the efforts in Assam while the other half can be extended to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund in aid of the national effort.

Borbora appealed to the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president to constitute a fund towards which party members can digitally extend their contributions.

“The fight against the pandemic is long drawn and would consist not only of efforts to meet the medical crisis but also steps would have to be taken for economic reconstruction and every stage would require substantial financial resources to meet the challenges,” Borbora said.

“By mobilising the fund, the Congress party can perform an important role in the effort to fight the pandemic in Assam and in India,” added Borbora.

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