West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will not be a part of Cyclone Yaas review meeting to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kalaikunda in West Midnapore on Friday.
State Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, State Irrigation Minister Soumen Mahapatra and senior administrative officials will also be part of the meeting.
“I will not be a part of the review meeting called by PM Modi. It will take 45 minutes for me to reach Kalaikunda. I have prepared a preliminary report on the estimated loss due to Cyclone in Bengal. I will just hand over the report to PM Modi,” Banerjee told reporters on Friday.
Banerjee will have a one-to-one meeting with PM Modi for 10-15 minutes at Kalaikunda after the review meeting, News 18 reported quoting a source.
Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee on Friday also conducted an aerial survey of cyclone-hit areas in North 24 Parganas district, officials said.
Accompanied by Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, Banerjee took stock of the post-cyclone situation in Hingalganj, Hasnabad, Sandeshkhali, Pinakha and other areas of the district.
“I have seen that most of the areas have been inundated. Houses and large tracts of agricultural fields are under water. A field survey will also be conducted,” Banerjee said.
She also held an administrative meeting with the district magistrate, superintendent of police and block development officers.