June 11, 2009

LF demands cyclone disaster be declared national calamity

Kolkata: The ruling Left Front in West Bengal on Tuesday demanded that the devastation caused by cyclone Aila be declared a national calamity. "The Left Front discussed the issue of cyclone Aila at its meeting and demanded that the disaster be declared a national calamity," Front chairman Biman Basu told reporters here. He said that an appeal should be made to MPs and MLAs to give assistance from their area development funds for cyclone victims.

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