The central government on Tuesday defended its move to summon former West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and has termed its transfer order constitutional, according to sources.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, there is news of some relief for the common people on the inflation front. There is no increase in the price of petrol and diesel today.
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has slammed West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for boycotting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's review meeting for Cyclone Yaas. He also said that Mamata Banerjee could not accept him as the Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal assembly because he had defeated her in Nandigram.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded a package of 10 thousand crores for the development of Digha and Sundarbans areas which are badly affected by the Cyclone Yaas from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also expected to attend the meeting. However, the West Bengal Chief Minister has decided to boycott the review meeting. She will return after handing over the paperwork of the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Cyclone Yas has wreaked havoc in West Bengal and Odisha. PM Modi will take stock of the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Bhubaneswar and held a meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the impact of Cyclone Yaas.
Due to the power of Cyclone Yaas, the flood situation in West Bengal and Orissa has caused severe damage.
The impact of Cyclone Yaas is visible in many states. After ravaging West Bengal and Odisha, now Cyclone Yaas is causing heavy rains in Jharkhand.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, West Bengal went under strict lockdown restrictions from May 16. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had earlier instructed that this lockdown will continue till May 30.
Meteorologists say Cyclone Yaas will lose power overall today. But before that, there is a possibility of extensive rainfall in West Bengal and Orissa. Apart from Gangetic West Bengal, heavy rains have started in Purulia, Bankura and large parts of West Midnapore districts due to Cyclone Yaas.