Tripura gives Rs.5 mn to cyclone-hit West Bengal

June 2nd, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Agartala, June 2 (IANS) Tripura Tuesday decided to give Rs.5 million to cyclone-hit West Bengal to help in the relief relief efforts.
“The people of Tripura are confident that with the resilience of the people and the adequate support of the central government, the West Bengal government would come out of this situation,” Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said in a letter to his West Bengal counterpart Bhudhadeb Bhattacharjee.

The Tripura unit of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has decided to collect money from the public in support of West Bengal’s cyclone victims.

“Our party men will fan out across the state from June 5 to collect donation from the people for the aid of those affected by the cyclone,” said Bijon Dhar, secretary of the CPI-M Tripura committee.

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