Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Monday pledged to donate Rs 50 lakh for purchasing of equipment required for treatment of coronavirus.

In a letter to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, BJP MP Gambhir stated, “In furtherance of the united effort to save our city and citizens from this pandemic, I would like to pledge Rs 50 lakh from my MPLAD fund for equipment that may be needed for Covid-19 treatment in state government hospitals.

“Kindly direct the officers in charge to let my office know about the requirements and please let me know if I could be off any other assistance,” the letter added.

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Sharing a snapshot of the letter on Twitter, Gambhir wrote,”War is not won without arms. There should be no shortage of coronavirus treatment and equipment so I want to give Rs 50 lakh from my MP fund to the hospitals.”

Stay indoors, take care and cleanliness and support the government,” he added.

He also stated that those who violated the lockdown orders of the government will have to go to jail.

Either you go to quarantine with family or you go to jail. Don’t be a threat to society. We are at war for our existence, not for our livelihood. Follow the government’s lockdown guidelines,” he tweeted


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