Amaravathi, Dec 29: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is paying a total of Rs 24 lakh each as ex gratia to the kin of the eight deceased families who died in the stampede at Kandukur in Nellore district on Wednesday.
The TDP on Thursday announced that the party leadership is paying Rs 15 lakh each to the kin of the deceased families while the local leaders and leaders from other parts of the State are contributing Rs 2 lakh, Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000 each.
While Mr Kancherla Sudhakar contributed Rs 2 lakh, those who contributed Rs 1 lakh each are Mr Inturi Nageswara Rao, Mr Inturi Rajesh, Mr Kancherla Srikanth, and Mr Sista Lohith while those who contributed Rs 50,000 each are Mr Baby Nayana, Mr Kesineni Chinni, Mr Abdul Aziz, Mr Pothula Rama Rao, Mr Podapati Sudhakar and Mr Veniugandla Ramu.
The former chief minister and TDP national president, Mr Nara Chandrababu Naidu, already announced that the party will stand by the families of those who died in Wednesday’s incident. Besides paying the ex gratia, the NTR Trust will fund the education of the children of the deceased, Mr Chandrababu said.