Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew down to Bhubaneswar to take a look first hand the areas hit by cyclone Fani. The PM was received by Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the airport .
Later the Prime Minister did an aerial survey of Cyclone Fani affected areas . Governor Ganeshi Lal, CM Naveen Patnaik and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also were present.
Cyclone Fani had lashed Odisha, triggering heavy rainfall accompanied by wind touching the speed of 200 kmph, and left three persons dead besides over 160 injured, a trail of destruction that included damaged houses, uprooted trees and electricity poles.
Meanwhile, The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has refused permission to PM Narendra Modi to take conduct an aerial survey of the state and hold a review meeting in the aftermath of Cylcone Fani. The PM is currently in Odisha taking stock of the situation due after Cyclone Fani.
ANI citing PMO sources said the PM also wanted to do same for West Bengal and the Govt of India had written to the state about a review meeting of the PM with state government officials today.
However the state government replied that the government officials are busy with election duty and hence the review meeting cannot be held.