Between the lockdown and the corona transition, AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi has criticized the central government for dealing with the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan. Owaisi has described the relief packages announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for West Bengal and Odisha as 'insufficient'.
In his statement, Owaisi said that the central government should work for the complete relief and rehabilitation of the people affected by the cyclone. He said that it is unfortunate that many people have lost their lives in this cyclone and a large number of houses have been damaged. The Prime Minister visited the states and announced a relief fund of Rs 1,000 crore for West Bengal and Rs 500 crore for Odisha. The Government of India should work for complete relief and rehabilitation of the affected. The Hyderabad MP expressed solidarity with both the cyclone affected states and prayed that the situation would soon return to normal. Owaisi said that the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal is unimaginable. I and my party members are with the people of both the states in this difficult time. We pray for their relief.
About six crore people have been affected due to the Amphan cyclone in Bengal. 86 people have died. Only 73 lakh people are affected in one South 24 Parganas district. After an aerial survey of the district on Saturday, during an administrative meeting in Kakdwip, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that more than 10 lakh houses have been damaged in South 24 Parganas. 41,600 electric poles have been broken. About 56 kilometers of embankments of rivers have broken.