Mangaluru, Jan 08, 2018 : Tributes have been pouring in for murdered BJP activist Deepak Rao, not only in kind words but in money too. Deepak’s mother Premalatha, who holds an account at Katipalla’s Syndicate Bank branch, has received to over Rs. 31 lakh in just two days. This amount does not include the compensation announced by the State Government. The amount is likely to soar over the next few days, thanks to the social media campaign launched by the BJP and the Sangh Parivar seeking financial-aid for his family. The campaign is extended to foreign countries as well, with many in gulf coming forward to transfer money online to Deepak’s mother Premalatha’s account.
The campaign was launched across multiple platforms on Jan. 4 evening. Scores paid into a bank account held by Deepak Rao’s mother-from Rs 100 to Rs 1000- soon after a message was broadcast along with the number of her bank account.
According to sources, the fund raised was a spontaneous reaction from those who mourned Deepak’s death. The posts were tweeted by many persons and political leaders, who included Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje.
Meanwhile, the BJP’s Dakshina Kannada Unit will donate Rs. 5 lakh, Former Minister Krishna Palemar will donate Rs. 5 lakh in his personal capacity. State Government had announced Rs. 5 lakh, which Dakshina Kannada DC Sashikanth Senthil handed over another Rs. 5 lakh cheque from the District Administration.