TAMIL NADU

Dharmapuri MP reaches out to domestic help

Dharmapuri MP S. Senthilkumar provided cash assistance of Rs. 42,000 to K. Vatsala, a domestic help in Coimbatore who lost her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Hindu reported on her plight on August 3 in which she said that she was not able to pay the rent for her house for the past five months as she could not find another job as a domestic help during the lockdown.

Ms. Vatsala, 51, is a single mother who lives with her 12-year-old daughter.

On Wednesday, Mr. Senthilkumar tweeted that he had deposited Rs. 12,000 in Ms. Vatsala’s bank account for the house rent and an additional Rs. 30,000 to meet the expenses in setting up a shop. Ms. Vatsala said that she will be setting up an eatery on Lawley Road from Monday using the cash assistance provided by Mr. Senthilkumar. “I will be renting a push cart and I am yet to purchase the utensils,” she said. Ms. Vatsala said that she had also submitted a petition at the District Collectorate on Monday seeking assistance.

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