May 24, 2020

Cyclone Amphan – A National Calamity

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on May 21.

CYCLONE Amphan has caused devastating damage in West Bengal and Odisha. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) conveys its deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives.
Relief and rehabilitation are the priority at the moment. The country and the people are already in the midst of a grim struggle for survival combating the Covid pandemic. People in both states urgently
need support and solidarity of the governments and people of the country.

The central government must immediately declare this as a national calamity and substantially help the states in facing the impact of this disaster.