- West Bengal Governor questions Mamata Banerjee’s government on preparations before the storm of Amfan
- Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said that why there was no preparation in advance and no plan was made
- He also said that the state government did not talk to him once on the issue of Amfan.
Jagdeep Dhankar said, ‘There was no discussion in this regard from my state. This is unfortunate. I had a detailed discussion with BSF and Indian Coast Guards, they did a fantastic job. I spoke to the army, she was ready for relief work. But what did Kolkata Municipal Corporation do? ‘
Governor furious over Kolkata Municipal Corporation
Questioning the preparations, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar asked, “Why the Kolkata Municipal Corporation could not anticipate in advance.” The most damage was caused by the uprooting of trees. Why there was no emergency plan? Why were not preparations made in advance? Nearly 1.5 crore people of West Bengal have been directly affected and more than 1 million houses were destroyed due to the Amfan cyclone. The death toll has risen to 85.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took stock of the damage caused by the Amfan cyclone in West Bengal and Odisha. On his return to Delhi in the late evening, he tweeted one after the other and assured Odisha and West Bengal to stand together in the time of crisis. The Prime Minister announced an immediate relief of Rs 1000 crore to West Bengal and Rs 500 crore to Odisha. Apart from this, financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the kin of the dead and Rs 50,000 to the injured people has also been announced in both the states.