kolkata sources stated that sources close to the chief minister said prime minister narendra modi called up West bengal chief minister mamata banerjee on friday evening and appreciated the steps taken by the state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
PM modi also praised the measures taken by her government to help citizens during the lockdown, the sources said. Meanwhile PM narendra modi on saturday announced the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) for donations to "India's war against Covid-19" or the novel coronavirus. PM modi asked people to contribute to the PM-CARES Fund so as to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic that has claimed 21 lives in india and over 25,000 across the world so far.
When taking to social media on saturday, PM modi said: "People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19. Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund has been constituted. This will go a long way in creating a healthier India. modi said there was a need to fight the illness before it takes its toll. “Coronavirus has imprisoned the world it has affected all old, young, weak and strong. Whole of humanity needs to come together and fight this crisis".