Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she would be holding a review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after visiting few cyclone-affected areas.
Addressing a press conference in West Bengal state secretariat Nabanna, she said that after visiting the cyclone-affected areas in Hingalganj, Sagar Island she will visit Kalaikunda to meet the Prime Minister.
“Initially I will visit the parts of affected areas and will speak with the DMs and SPs there and then will meet the PM. After visiting Odisha, the Prime Minister is scheduled to visit West Bengal and we will meet at Kalaikunda and discuss ways to restore normalcy in the state. After meeting the Prime Minister I will visit Digha and will hold a review meeting there,” stated the West Bengal Chief Minister.
Slamming the BJP-led Central Government, the TMC supremo said that the Central government didn’t give any support to West Bengal during cyclone Amphan and also that whatever repairs were made was done by the money of the Trinamool Congress Government.
The Chief Minister also announced that the TMC government will send relief materials to the doorstep of the affected people.
“From June 3-18 the TMC government will send relief materials at the doorsteps of the affected people. From June 19-30 the affected people will be allowed to apply stating about their losses which will be duly verified by the West Bengal government and from July 1-18. The relief amount to the beneficiaries will be directly be sent to bank accounts,” informed the TMC supremo.
Meanwhile, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said that though the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has time and again claimed that the BJP-led Central government didn’t give any subsidy during the Cyclone Amphan but the records claim that West Bengal had received Rs 2,750 crore after the cyclone last year.
“Despite getting money the TMC government didn’t do much for the repairs. She claimed that 134 dams are broken and the answer is clear that she didn’t take steps to make them permanent dams. People were seen asking for relief money from Sundarban development minister which clearly indicates that the relief money was not distributed. This year too we will ask the state government to transfer the amount directly and the list of the beneficiaries should be given in borough office or panchayat office,” claimed Dilip adding that once the TMC supremo used to cry foul against the former Left Front government for not making dams near Ganga and also that even after 10 years of governance the TMC government also failed to make it.
The BJP Midnapore MP also stated that he will be going to Midnapore to take stock of the situation.
Meanwhile, Talking to Free Press Journal, Sushmita Mukherjee, general secretary of All India Human Right Commission, said that from tomorrow the Human Right Commission will start sending dry foods along with rice, lentils, eggs and even gas ovens.
“After the water goes down a bit we will start sending assistance. Already in Mousuni Island in Sunderban, we have taken initiative but rest of the places we couldn’t reach yet. Proteins during the pandemic are necessary for which we will also send eggs for the kids along with gas stoves so that they can cook and store food,” said Sushmita.