President Kovind speaks to Tamil Nadu CM over Cyclone Gaja aftermath
"Spoke to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and inquired about the situation in the aftermath of Cyclone Gaja, expressed condolences to bereaved families. People and government of India are standing by those in distress in the state. #PresidentKovind," he said on his official Twitter handle.
Cyclone Gaja, which crossed Tamil Nadu coast last Friday between Nagapattinam and nearby Vedaranyam, has claimed 45 lives and left a trail of destruction, uprooting 1.7 lakh trees and damaging 88,102 hectares of agricultural land.
(With inputs from agencies.)