Tharoor writes to PM, seeks rollback of Govt’s decision to suspend MPLAD funds

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reconsider the Centre’s decision to suspend MPLADS funds for two years, saying they have a demonstrable potential to be deployed as an effective supplement to the initiatives being made by the central and state governments.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Tharoor commended the Government for its decision to revise the salaries of Members of Parliament and offered his wholehearted support for it.

However, he expressed concern over the Government’s decision to suspend all Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) funds for the period of two years in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (AGENCIES)