The Congress in Karnataka has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to to West Bengal as we speak to evaluate the influence of Cyclone Amphan as “double requirements”, declaring that he didn’t go to Karnataka throughout the flood within the southern state final yr that left over 90 individuals useless.
“We stand in solidarity with cyclone affected WB. We condemn double requirements of @narendramodi PM has responded by visiting WB for survey Whereas he by no means visited Karnataka throughout floods & landslides Bengal could also be having an election subsequent yr however persons are struggling right here as nicely,” Karnataka Congress tweeted.
PM Modi is in Bengal and Odisha as we speak to take inventory of the bottom state of affairs within the wake of Cyclone Amphan and conduct aerial surveys within the two states. Cyclone Amphan – the worst in 283 years – has killed 72 individuals, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mentioned on Thursday. She had requested the Prime Minister to go to the state and examine the harm, which she mentioned was within the tune of Rs 1 lakh crore.
We stand in solidarity with cyclone affected WB
We condemn double requirements of @narendramodi
PM has responded by visiting WB for survey
Whereas he by no means visited Karnataka throughout floods & landslides
Bengal could also be having an election subsequent yr however persons are struggling right here as nicely
— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) May 22, 2020
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will fly together with PM Modi and Ms Banerjee on the aerial survey.
PM Modi, in a collection of tweets on Thursday, mentioned your complete county stands with Bengal and “no stone will likely be left unturned” to assist these affected. “Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation brought on by Cyclone Amphan. On this difficult hour, your complete nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the individuals of the state. Efforts are on to make sure normalcy,” the Prime Minister tweeted.
In Karnataka final August, a complete of two,798 villages in 103 taluks of 22 districts in Karnataka have been affected by rain and flood, through which round seven lakh individuals have been shifted to secure areas.
91 individuals misplaced their lives and about 3,400 heads of cattle perished.
Amid criticism by the opposition Congress over delay in sanctioning help, the centre launched an interim reduction of Rs 1,200 crore to the state which has despatched a flood harm estimate of Rs 35,160.81 crore.
The BJP took over in Karnataka whereas the state was nonetheless tackling the flood. BS Yediyurappa’s first project as Chief Minister, even earlier than he was allowed by the excessive command to develop his cupboard, was to journey to the flood-affected districts. This led the Congress to criticise the newly-formed state authorities, asking why it has been essential to overthrow the functioning Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition authorities.