PM Speaks to Sikkim CM Again to Promise Help

New Delhi
PM Speaks to Sikkim CM Again to Promise Help
As the extent of damage caused by Sunday's earthquake in Sikkim unfolded gradually, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke to Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling again today to assure him that the Centre would do everything needed to deal with the situation.

Singh also called a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs tonight to take stock of the situation and discuss ways to help the state, PMO sources said.

The Prime Minister's telephonic talk with Chamling was the second since the powerful quake had struck Sikkim on Sunday evening.

The Centre swung into action soon after the quake, rushing relief and medical teams to the state.

Singh has also announced ex-gratia relief of Rs two lakh for the kin of those killed in the quake and Rs one lakh for those injured.
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