LUCKNOW: Joining a host of BJP leaders in criticizing West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for skipping a meeting with PM Narendra Modi to review the impact of cyclone Yaas on Friday, CM Yogi Adityanath advised her to shun ego so that the Centre and the state could provide relief to the people of West Bengal.
The PM visited Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to assess the damage caused by the cyclone. While Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik attended the meeting, Banerjee skipped the meet and later called on the PM to inform him about the situation, seeking a relief package of Rs 20,000 crore for West Bengal.
Hon. PM @narendramodi Ji and the entire nation stand with the people of Bengal. @MamataOfficial should rise above p…
“PM Narendra Modi ji and the entire nation are with the people of Bengal. Mamata Banerjee should rise above petty politics, shun her ego and work with the nation to provide relief to the people of Bengal,” Yogi Adityanath tweeted.
“Non-cooperation with the Centre by Banerjee is a blatant violation of constitutional norms and against the ethos of cooperative federalism. Her absence from the PM’s meeting shows her insensitivity towards the welfare and betterment of the people of Bengal in such a difficult time,” CM YogiAdityanath said.