Be Ockhi-ready, EC tells Gujarat CEO

06 December, 2017, 00:30 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Cyclone Ockhi

Read Also: Gujarat Elections 2017: Congress manifesto promises happiness for all The BJP also called off rallies and press conferences of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Surat.

The Maharashtra Government declared holiday in schools and colleges in Mumbai and adjoining areas as a precautionary measure against fast-approaching Cyclone Ockhi on Tuesday Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde took to Twitter to make the announcement.

Former Congress strongman and "Jan Vikalp" front head Shankersinh Vaghela was also forced to cancel his road shows and rallies today at Junagadh, Mahuva and Palitana towns of Saurashtra.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister appealed the BJP workers to focus on helping people across the state.


The rally of Modi can be again rescheduled on December 7, the party leader said.

"Our karyakartas (workers) should devote themselves to providing all possible assistance and stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens", he added further. It is expected to make landfall in coastal Gujarat today with squally winds and heavy rainfall. We are moving them to safer locations.

He also said that he was monitoring the situation arising in various parts of the country due to the cyclone. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is on a tour of cyclone Ockhi-affected areas, on Monday said that search and rescue operations in high seas would not be stopped or diluted till all fishermen, who have been missing since the cyclonic storm hit Kerala's shores, were safely brought back.

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