Digital Desk, Kolkata. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in West Bengal to conduct an aerial survey of Yas Cyclone-affected areas, attended the review meeting on Friday. But Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not attend this meeting. This development has increased the tussle between the Center and Mamata Banerjee. The Governor of West Bengal criticized Banerjee for not having a review meeting with the PM.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said, this stand of confrontation is not in the interest of the state or democracy. Non-participation by CM and officers is not
The PM, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, CM Mamta Banerjee, Union Minister and MP from Bengal Debashree Chaudhary and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were to be present at the review meeting in Bengal regarding Yas storm. BJP leader Shubhendu Adhikari was also invited. According to media reports, Mamata Banerjee was upset with the invitation given to Shubhendu. In such a situation, it was already told that Mamta would not attend the meeting.
Earlier in the day, PM Modi held a review meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar to discuss the impact of the cyclone. He also conducted an aerial survey of the parts of Odisha and West Bengal that have been affected by Cyclone Yas. During the meeting, the Odisha government called for a long-term solution to mitigate the problems caused by recurrent cyclones. Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena told reporters after the meeting that the state government did not immediately seek any fund to deal with the expenditure on disaster management.
PM Modi announced a financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for immediate relief activities. Of this, Rs 500 crore will be immediately disbursed to Odisha. On the other hand, Rs 500 crore declared for West Bengal and Jharkhand will be released on the basis of loss. The Prime Minister assured the people of Odisha, West Bengal and Jharkhand that the Central Government would work closely with the State Governments in this difficult time. Will provide all possible assistance for the restoration and reconstruction of the infrastructure in the affected areas.