New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the whole nation is standing in solidarity with West Bengal in this challenging hour and everyone is praying for the well-being of the affected people of the state. PM Modi also said that the government is ensuring that the situation in the affected state should return to normal as soon as possible.   

"Have been seeing visuals from West Bengal on the devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan. In this challenging hour, the entire nation stands in solidarity with West Bengal. Praying for the well-being of the people of the state. Efforts are on to ensure normalcy", PM Modi said in a tweet today. 

The Prime Minister also said that the top officials are closely monitoring the situation in Bengal and are working shoulder to shoulder with the West Bengal government and the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) teams are deployed in the affected areas to for relief measures. PM Modi also asserted that 'no stone will be left unturned in helping the affected people'. 

"NDRF teams are working in the cyclone affected parts. Top officials are closely monitoring the situation and also working in close coordination with the West Bengal government. No stone will be left unturned in helping the affected" Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. 

In another tweet, PM Modi also appreciated the brave efforts of Odisha to battle the cyclone Amphan. He also said that the top officials are working on ground and assured all possible assistance to the affectd people. 

"My thoughts are with the people of Odisha as the state bravely battles the effects of Cyclone Amphan. Authorities are working on the ground to ensure all possible assistance to the those affected. I pray that the situation normalises at the earliest", PM said. 

According to the weatherman, Amphan was the fiercest cyclone to hit West Bengal in the last 100 years. The extremely severe cyclone packing winds of up to 190 kmph rampaged through coastal Odisha and West Bengal on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain, swamping homes and farmland and killing at least 12 people in the state. 

Kolkata and several other parts of West Bengal wore a battered look on Thursday after the extremely severe cyclone 'Amphan' ripped through the state.

Posted By: Talib Khan