Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kalaikunda in Paschim Medinipur district to submit a preliminary report on the damages caused by the cyclone 'Yass' in the state on Friday.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister flew down to the coastal districts of Odisha and then to West Bengal to review the havoc created by the cyclone.
The meeting between the two leaders lasted for around 15 minutes, an official said.
According to a government source the prime minister waited for half an hour along with governor Jagdeep Dhankad and union ministers patiently for West Bengal Representatives. Mamata and Bengal's chief secretary appeared late for the meeting, despite being in the same area.
“Suddenly Mamata Banerjee, in her haughtiness, stormed in and handed over a bunch of papers on the cyclone impact to the PM and said that she is leaving as she has other visits lined up,” sources claim.
Though, the CM insisted she did not know that she had a meeting in Digha and also left with the Prime Ministers' permission after submitting her report on damages caused by the cyclone.
"PM had called meeting. We didn't know I had a meeting in Digha. I went to Kalaikunda and gave PM the report, asking for Rs 20,000cr- Rs 10,000cr each for Digha Development and Sundarban Development. I told him the state's officials wanted to meet me. I took his permission and left," Mamata said.
"After having review meetings in Hingalganj and Sagar, I met the PM in Kalaikunda and apprised him regarding the post-cyclone situation in Bengal. The disaster report has been handed over for his perusal. I’ve proceeded now to review the relief & restoration work at Digha," she said on Twitter.
Also, the Cm Banerjee has claimed that the state has suffered damage amounting to 15,000 crore due to ' Yass'.