PM Modi in a series of tweet said the entire country stands with Bengal and “no stone will be left unturned” to help those affected
NEW DELHI| Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bengal and Odisha today for an aerial survey of the ground situation after damage created by the cyclone Amphan. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier asked PM Modi to visit the state and examine the damage, which according to her in the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore.
CM Banerjee said, “I have never witnessed such a fierce cyclone and destruction in my life. I would request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come and visit Cyclone Amphan-affected areas.”
PM Modi in a series of tweet said the entire country stands with Bengal and “no stone will be left unturned” to help those affected.
PM Modi tweeted, “Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy.”
NDRF teams are working in the cyclone affected parts. Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government.
No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 21, 2020
The cyclone the fiercest in 283 years had pounded the North and South 24 Parganas and state capital Kolkata for more than four hours yesterday during landfall, uprooting trees, knocking down electricity poles, damaging buildings and killing 76 people.
Kolkata is facing the power and water cut since the morning of the cyclone Amphan. Cell phone and internet services were also badly affected. The cyclone also caused widespread devastation in Odisha, damaging power and telecom infrastructure in several coastal districts. Officials of the Odisha government estimated that it has affected around 44.8 lakh people in the state.
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