Earlier in the day, when he was asked about the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, where the Congress is a ruling partner, Gandhi had said that there is a difference between running a government and supporting a government.
The first year of the second term is particularly significant for the party, as it has honoured three top promises made in its manifesto -- abrogation of Article 370, the Triple Talaq Act and delivering the Ram Janmabhoomi promise.
However, the BMC later called the letter a formality and said the Kerala government itself offered to send medical staff, and wanted an official letter for the same. It added that the state has enough medical staff, but since it was offered help, it has taken it.
KMC chairman Firhad Hakim has been under fire from the Opposition for disruptions in power and water supply in several parts of Kolkata, Howrah and several neighbouring areas four days after Amphan hit Bengal.
The minister's comments follow Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri's announcement that all domestic flights are set to resume in India from May 25 as part of its gradual reboot of air travel services amid the pandemic.
During a telephonic conversation, Patnaik enquired about the intensity of the damage caused due to the extremely severe cyclonic storm and conveyed Odisha's absolute solidarity with the people of West Bengal at this hour of crisis, a statement released by the Odisha Chief Minister's Office said.
Around 17 opposition parties, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, have confirmed their participation.