Sonia expresses concern as cyclone Vardah hits TN

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday expressed concern over the hardships people of Tamil Nadu faced due to cyclone Vardah which killed two people.

“As cyclone Vardah crosses the coast and hits Chennai, we watch anxiously and pray as the city braces itself to withstand the force of nature’s fury.

“We trust the administration will take all precautions for the safety of the citizens during this time of hardship. I am sure the people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu will show the nation the same courage with which they faced a similar calamity last year. Entire Congress party stands firmly by them,” she said.

A part of cyclone Vardah hit the Tamil Nadu coast on Monday afternoon, about 10 km north of Chennai. The state government said two persons had lost their lives.