Prime Minister Narendra Modi has heaped the praises upon West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is fighting both COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan well in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted an aerial survey of areas affected by cyclone Amphan in West Bengal on Friday. He was accompanied by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. After taking stock of the situation, PM Modi said that Centre and State are working together to provide all possible help to people.
Narendra Modi said, “My thoughts are with all those who have lost their lives due to the cyclone. Centre and State are working together to provide all possible help to people. With the Governor and CM, an aerial survey was done. They have also briefed me on the prevailing situation.”
The PM of India assured the people of West Bengal that the Central government help them in all possible ways. Narendra Modi said, “All aspects relating to rehabilitation, reconstruction will be addressed. We all want West Bengal to move ahead. Centre will always stand with West Bengal in these testing times.”
Praising Mamata Banerjee, Naredra Modi said, “We are battling a pandemic on one hand and there is a cyclone situation in some parts. Dealing with the pandemic requires social distancing whereas battling the cyclone requires people to move to safer areas. Despite these contradictions, West Bengal is fighting well. We are all with West Bengal in these adverse times.”
The Prime Minister also announced a relief of Rs 1,000 crore for the state. Narendra Modi said, “Rs. 1000 crore advance assurance will be given to West Bengal. Rs. 2 lakh would be given to the next of kin of the persons deceased and Rs 50,000 each to the persons who got seriously injured due to the cyclone in parts of West Bengal.”