Abhishek Banerjee
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Kolkata: Trinamool Lok Sabha MP and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee, has donated three months of his salary for the CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.

Abhishek announced this through an open letter addressed to all Indians that he posted on Tweeter on Tuesday.

He will be donating the three months Lok Sabha salary to the concerned welfare fund set up by the armed forces.

The gesture comes a day after Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of ignoring intelligence input on the attack and expressed doubt about the motive and timing of the attack ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

Apart from donating salary, the young MP has said that in view of the Pulwama attack, time is now ripe for Parliament to make legislation that makes it mandatory for one member from each Indian household to join the armed forces.

“I will do whatever it takes to inspire my child to join the armed forces, to serve the nation,” his letter reads with an indirect dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscoring that “before bullet trains, we need bulletproof jackets for our jawans.”

Abhishek has also appealed all people to maintain communal harmony at this hour of grief and “show the world what a great nation we are.”