PM Tried To Contact WB CM Mamata Banerjee Post Dreaded Cyclone Fani Hit Bengal

AN official spokesperson has refuted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not spoken to her regarding the aftermath of the super cyclone Fani. His office had twice tried to contact her to collect information on the affects of the natural calamity but could not do so as his calls were not returned, the official has said.The prime minister then spoke to state governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.”Two attempts were made by the prime minister’s staff to connect Modi with Banerjee over phone. On both the occasions they were told that the call would be returned. On one occasion they were told that the CM is on tour,” the official said.The prime minister had tweeted about his discussion with the Governor bypassing the CM . The Trinamool Congress had hit out at Modi for not talking to CM Banerjee about the ground situation in the state in wake of the cyclone. The prime minister has tweeted about his discussion with the governor. Meanwhile, PM Modi is visiting Odisha on Monday, May 6, to review the devastation caused by the natural calamity .He has already spoken to Chief Minister Navin Patnaik to apprise himself of the situation and assured help and cooperation (pic courtesy to TOI)

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