Opposition meet condoles death & devastation due to cyclone


New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): The opposition meet, convened by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and attended by 22 political parties, here on Saturday, condoled the death caused by cyclone Amphan and extended sympathy and support to the governments and the people of West Bengal and Odisha.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackarey, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, NCP leader Sharad Pawar and DMK chief M.K. Stalin also took part in the meeting.

"This meeting of leaders of opposition parties conveys its deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives," said a resolution.

 

Stating that people in Odisha and West Bengal urgently need support and solidarity of the governments and the people, the opposition parties urged the central government to immediately declare it a national calamity and help the disaster-hit states.

At this juncture, relief and rehabilitation should be the top priority, they said and added, the possibility of outbreak of diseases couldn't be ignored.

Former Prime Minister H.D. Devegowda, Rahul Gandhi, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, CPI(M) chief Sita Ram Yechury and CPI leader D. Raja were aming the attendees.

Sharad Yadav, Upendra Kushwaha, Tejashwi Yadav, Omar Abdullah, Jitan Ram Manjhi, N.K. Premachandran, Jayant Singh, Badruddin Ajmal Raju Shetti, P.K. Kunhalikutty and Thirumavalavan also attended the meeting.

  

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Most of. The people who attended this meet are not fit to be called leaders, they have lost their deposits during elections, the real opposition leaders have refused to attend the meet

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Since the out break of Covid-19 only congress and opposition parties have been with poor and needy for free travel, food and shelter service while ruling BJP was only making big announcements of aid packages and promises but none have reached anyone. RSS, ABVP, VHP, HJV, SP, BD etc are not seen and heard even in Arnab Giswami's TV helping these people who have voted BJP. How can BJP abandon these people at the hour of thier need????????....

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  • Mathan, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Opposition ? Are you serious?
    Bianca Khan Vadra never stepped out of her bungalow for more than 2 months . Suddenly she was advised by her chelas on the migrants . She wore glasses to look like her grandmother , only to play politics and re-re-launch her career. Good thing her offer was rejected and the busses and also the busses that were converted from autorickshaw's were sent back. The Vadra Congress stood exposed.
    We have to wait and see what the new comedy is..

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Sat, May 23 2020

    Mathan..ha ha ha Good one!

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