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Modi cyclone calls to Mamata not returned: official

This prompted the PM to speak to governor
Narendra Modi

PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 05.05.19, 09:40 AM

Narendra Modi had on Saturday tried to contact Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss cyclone Fani but could not do so as his calls were not returned, a top government official has said.

The Prime Minister then spoke to governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, the official said.


“Two attempts were made by the Prime Minister’s staff to connect Modi with Mamata over the phone. On both occasions, they were told that the call would be returned. On one occasion, they were told that the chief minister is on tour,” the official said.

The statement came after the Trinamul hit out at Modi for not talking to Mamata about the ground situation in the state in wake of the cyclone.

The Prime Minister had tweeted about his discussion with the governor. 

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