The Ministry of Home Affairs has been spearheading relief work in West Bengal after the devastating Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in the eastern state of India last week, and has posted several visuals of the rehabilitation work being done on the ground over the past one week.

However, in a major embarrassment for the Home Ministry, pictures of alcohol bottles were posted along with visuals of relief work on the ministry’s Facebook page on Thursday.

Though it was immediately taken down, social media users were quick to latch on to the opportunity, taking screenshots of the post and making it viral.

Several users took jibes at the government and posted scathing comments against the ministry’s relief work.

Cyclone Amphan

The super cyclone that hit the West Bengal coasts last week had a devastating effect on the state as almost all coastal districts along the Bay of Bengal, especially South 24 Parganas, suffered massive damage to property and lives.

Estimates peg the overall loss to the state to be over thousands of crores of rupees, along with thousands of displaced people. Several of them also belonged to the migrant worker community that has already taken a massive blow due to the coronavirus lockdown.

Meanwhile, heavy rainfall continued to lash Kolkata this week and two more people died due to the extreme climatic conditions. The trail of destruction left by the cyclone continues to mar relief work and fresh bouts of thunderstorms are adding to the already beleaguered state of affairs.

The weather department said that heavy rain, preceded by the Nor’wester, has disrupted lives in Nadia, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore districts, areas that are already dealing with the aftermath of the cyclone that hit them on May 20.


News Source: Timesnownews


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