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July 29, 2015

WB CM returns a day early from London in view of impending cyclone in Bengal

WB CM returns a day early from London in view of impending cyclone in Bengal

Updated at 8 AM on 30.07.2015

Wherever she is, in whatever country and time zone, the West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee’s priority for Bengal is always on top.

Mamata Banerjee decided to leave for Kolkata a day early because of the impending cyclone in Bengal. She has spoken to the Home Secretary of the State and has asked the administration to take all precautions.

The Principal Secretary, Mayor of Kolkata, MPs Derek O’Brien and Sugata Bose and few other officers are returning with the Chief Minister. Dr Amit Mitra, Chief Secretary, other Principal Secretaries and rest of the delegation will return as per schedule.

In spite of her hectic schedule and numerous meetings in London, the West Bengal Chief Minister is keeping a hawk-eye over the flood situation in Bengal due to heavy rain.

The Chief Minister has been instructing the State irrigation minister to provide relief to the affected people in places which are water-logged and about quick action regarding removal of water from the affected places.

The Chief Minister also has spoken to the Task Force created to prevent flood in the State when three of the rivers in the State are flowing above the danger mark.

Press meet by WB CM in London on 29.07.2015:

  • We received the news of an impending cyclone and flood situation in Bengal this morning
  • I feel my presence is required in Bengal for monitoring the situation. I have decided to leave for Kolkata tonight
  • Along with me few of my officers, MPs Derek O’Brien & Sugata Bose, Mayor of Kolkata will also leave tonight
  • Rest of the delegation, including Dr Amit Mitra, Chief Secretary and industrialists will leave as per schedule
  • We had very successful meetings over the last two and a half days. Some important ones are scheduled today also
  • The business meet at Locarno Suite was very successful. We signed 21 MoUs. Even @UKIBC meet was good
  • We have a meeting with industrialists at Asia House today followed by a meeting with Lord Swraj Paul
  • After the scheduled meetings of the day are over, we will leave for the airport directly
  • As per IST, our flight is at 2 AM tonight and we will arrive at Kolkata tomorrow at 5 PM
  • We are thankful to all the industrialists who came to London to take the message of Biswa Bangla to the world
  • 85 delegates in the team that came from Bengal came on their own expense
  • We are closely monitoring the situation in Bengal. I have spoken to the Home Secretary also


Here are the tweets of West Bengal CM: