The BJP is trying to leverage the alleged corruption of the ruling Trinamool Congress during the distribution of relief in the aftermath of cyclone Amphan last year.
Madhusudan Mondol, 54, has been busy over the past few days, repairing the thatched roof of his hut with some fresh paddy straw. His hut in Satjelia, an island in the Sunderbans delta of West Bengal, was badly damaged in May last year when cyclone Amphan had ravaged the Sunderbans.
“This is the first paddy harvest we have got after the storm. The monsoon season is coming and I need to repair my house. The mud wall had also collapsed and has been long repaired,” said Mondol, lamenting that the government-mandated compensation never reached him. “I didn’t get a single penny,” he said.
It was on May 20 last year that cyclone Amphan had barrelled through six districts of south Bengal leaving 98 dead and a trail of destruction. The islands on the Sunderbans that are spread across two districts North 24 Parganas and South 25 Parganas and the coastal district of East Midnapore were the worst hit.
News Source : Hindustan times