The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Cyclone Amphan has caused devastating damage in West Bengal and Odisha. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) conveys its deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives.
Relief and rehabilitation are the priority at the moment. The country and the people are already in the midst of a grim struggle for survival combatting the Covid pandemic. People in both states urgently need support and solidarity of the governments and people of the country.
The Central government must immediately declare this as a national calamity and substantially help the states in facing the impact of this disaster.