UP CM Yogi Adityanath to visit storm-ravaged Agra tomorrow
(Sourced from PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth, currently on an election campaign in Karnataka, is rushing back tonight to visit storm-ravaged Agra, a senior official said today. He will visit the calamity-hit areas tomorrow morning, Principal Secretary Information Avanish Awasthi said. Adityanath was criticized yesterday by Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for remaining in Karnataka even after his own state was hit by the storm.
"I am sorry your CM is needed here in Karnataka. I am sure he will return soon & attend to his work there," Siddaramaiah had tweeted. Adityanath will review the relief and restoration efforts in Agra district, the UP official said. The Chief Minister will later leave for Kanpur to monitor the relief work there and in nearby districts, Awasthi said.
A high-intensity storm had ravaged parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday night, leaving 73 people dead and 91 injured in Adityanath's state alone. Agra district was the worst hit, accounting for 43 deaths and injuries to 51 others.