Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake an aerial survey of the areas affected by cyclone Amphan in West Bengal and Odisha on Friday (May 22). After the aerial survey, PM Modi will also participate in the review meeting, in which issues related to relief and rescue operations will be discussed. While talking to the media today, Mamta Banerjee had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come to West Bengal and visit the areas affected by Cyclone Amphon.
Cyclone ‘Amphan’ weakened on Thursday. A day earlier it caused massive devastation in West Bengal where 72 people died and two districts were completely devastated. Thousands of people have been rendered homeless, many bridges destroyed and low-lying areas submerged. Traces of catastrophe can be clearly seen in Kolkata and many other parts of the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that no core will be left to help the people affected by the cyclone amphan. In his tweet, Modi said, “I have seen the scene of damage in West Bengal due to cyclonic storms Amphan.” It is a challenging time, the whole country stands united with West Bengal. Praying for the welfare of the people of the state. Efforts are on to normalize the situation.
He said, top officials are closely monitoring the situation and are also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government regarding cyclone amphan. No core will be left to help the affected people. PM Modi said, praying for the well being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to normalize the situation. The PM said that his condolences are also with the people of Odisha, where the state is bravely coping with the effects of the cyclone.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and assured them of providing all possible assistance from the Center to deal with the situation. In West Bengal, this severe cyclonic storm, which has come in a span of a hundred years, has destroyed mud houses, destroyed crops and uprooted trees and electric poles.