The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses deep concern at the loss of life and property caused by Cyclone Aila that lashed Kolkata and some districts of West Bengal on May 25. Scores of people have been killed and more than a lakh rendered homeless.
The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families of the bereaved and expresses its sympathies with those who have been affected by the cyclone.
The PB urges upon the Central government to urgently provide all necessary assistance to the state government to help in rescue relief and rehabilitation operations.
The Polit Bureau appeals to the people to contribute their might to help mobilise resources for the cyclone affected people. Contributions may be made to the West Bengal Chief Minister's Relief Fund.