On the eve of counting day, all eyes are on three key states – Karnataka, West Bengal and Odisha, that have the potential to spring a surprise and influence the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Manas Ranjan Mishra, a member of the ‘Civil Society Responds to Fani (CSRF), said the affected people, who don't have rations cards, haven't received any aid, despite government's commitment to offer everyone Rs 2,000 and 50 kg rice.
Lights were also back on the entire 3-km long Bada Danda (Grand Road) from the Jagannath temple gates to the Gundicha temple, the palace of the Gajapati King and the district hospitals, all on the Grand Road.
Cyclone Fani took Naveen Patnaik's Odisha government and the common man by surprise. A state that took pride in disaster management was found wanting as basic necessities like power, water and polythene were hard to get
Evacuation was successful, but Bhubaneswar and large swathes of the state continue to be without electricity and water even five days after Cyclone Fani battered Odisha. Has the Naveen Patnaik government done enough?