PM Narendra Modi this morning had asked BJP political leaders in Gujarat, who are at present engaged in frenzied electioneering, to concentrate on helping citizens as Cyclone Ockhi closes in. It is anticipated to make landfall, or can even hit the seashore, in the city of Surat in Gujarat roughly at midnight. “With #CycloneOckhi anticipated to create a landfall in the state of Gujarat, I appeal and request to all BJP Karyakartas to completely concentrate on helping the citizens all over the state. Our BJP Karyakartas must completely dedicate themselves to give all possible support, help and should stand shoulder to shoulder together with their fellow citizens”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
He also stated that he is “constantly checking the circumstances and condition arising in different parts of the country because of the Cyclone Ockhi.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi added that he has already spoken to spokesperson and that all “feasible support and help is being given to those who are affected.” The Ockhi cyclone, which has caused all-embracing injuries which has resulted in the death of over 25 people particularly in the coastal Tamil Nadu and Kerala, is currently passing by the Maharashtra area.
There has been heavy rainfall in Mumbai and various other parts of Maharashtra, with reports of severe hailstorm in few parts of the Mumbai-Pune Highway. Schools are currently closed in Mumbai and other neighboring cities today as prevention. Cyclone Ockhi is anticipated to deteriorate into a severe depression near sea coastal in the state of Gujarat before landfall. Teams of the (NDRF) National Disaster Response Force have been placed along the shoreline near Saurashtra and Surat.
Light to heavy rainfall has been anticipated for the region throughout the day. All the fishermen have been asked to avoid going into the deep sea. Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state, votes for an upcoming government on 2 days starting from December 9, 2017. Voting is expected to start from December 14, 2017, and votes will be calculated till December 18, 2017.