Party chief M Karunanidhi pointed out at the devastation caused by the earthquake and the subsequent suffering of the survivors, and referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's assurance of India's help to the Himalayan country.

"There are reports that MPs are going to contribute their one month's salary towards relief fund. In line with this, the DMK MLAs and Rajya Sabha MPs should also contribute their one month's salary," for this purpose, he said in a statement.

DMK has 23 MLAs in the Tamil Nadu Assembly and four Rajya Sabha MPs.

Over 5000 persons have been killed in the earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

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