Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bengal and Odisha tomorrow to survey the ground situation after yesterday’s havoc by cyclone Amphan. Earlier today, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked the Prime Minister to visit the state and inspect the damage, which she said was in the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore.
This morning, the Prime Minister, in a series of tweets, said the entire county stands with Bengal and “no stone will be left unturned” to help those affected.
“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,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
The cyclone had pounded state capital Kolkata for more than four hours yesterday, uprooting trees, knocking down electricity poles, damaging buildings and killing 72 people.