How Cyclone Amphan adds a new twist to the West Bengal elections

The Hindu Business Line | May 23, 2020 at 10:27 AM
  • In 2009, a year after Tata Motors left Singur, super cyclone ‘Aila’ destroyed vast areas of South and North 24-Parganas, East Midnapore and Howrah districts in West Bengal.
  • Even before Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal, the State government was tackling allegations of mismanagement of Covid crisis.
  • Roughly 85 urban local bodies – including the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) – were due for election in May-June.