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Declare Cyclone Amphan A National Calamity: Opposition To Centre

Twenty-two opposition events urged the centre to declare the cyclone as a nationwide calamity.

New Delhi:

Twenty-two opposition events urged the centre on Friday to instantly declare the devastation brought on by Cyclone Amphan in Odisha and West Bengal as a nationwide calamity and referred to as for considerably serving to the 2 states in going through the affect of the catastrophe.

The leaders of the 22 events, who met by means of video-conferencing, handed a decision on this regard and mentioned aid and rehabilitation needs to be the topmost precedence at this juncture.

“We, the opposition parties, extend our sympathy and support to the governments and people of West Bengal and Odisha in meeting the impact of the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan,” the decision mentioned.

It mentioned a pure calamity like Cyclone Amphan has come as a double blow to the states amid the coronavirus pandemic, breaking the spirits of individuals.

“Opposition parties, therefore, urge the central government to immediately declare this as a national calamity and substantially help the states in facing the impact of this disaster,” the decision mentioned.

It added that the folks of Odisha and West Bengal urgently want the help and solidarity of the governments and residents of the nation.

Noting that aid and rehabilitation needs to be the topmost precedence at this juncture, the decision mentioned the potential for an outbreak of different illnesses because of the calamity should additionally not be ignored.

“We, the opposition parties, call upon the central government to provide urgent help to our fellow citizens/countrymen,” it mentioned.

During the assembly, the leaders conveyed their condolences to the households of those that misplaced their lives as a result of cyclone.

“We express our solidarity and sympathies with the pain of those who have suffered other losses. The country and its people are already in the midst of a grim struggle for survival combatting the COVID-19 pandemic,” they mentioned.

The assembly referred to as by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was attended by the leaders of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Left events, amongst others.

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