Many pointed out neither PM Modi nor Amit Shah had tweeted throughout the day about the disaster Amphan Mangled remains of a bus after a tree fell on it during Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata
Social media erupted in anger on Thursday (May 21) alleging that the Centre has neglected West Bengal which bore the maximum brunt of cyclone Amphan that made landfall on May 20 evening.
Amphan, perhaps the worst cyclone to have hit the state in decades, has caused severe damages in Kolkata, and several districts including Howrah, Hooghly, and North and South 24 Paraganas. At least 72 people have died in West Bengal due to the cyclone, according to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
As the storm began ravaging the coastal and nearby regions, the social media got flooded with photos and videos of destruction. And soon it erupted into a flood of questions alleging the Centre’s lack of support in this time of crisis.
Many pointed out that neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor Union Home Minister Amit Shah had tweeted throughout the day about the disaster. Both Modi and Shah tweeted about the calamity only a day later (May 21) and promised help.
“Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy,” the prime minister said in a tweet.