The Offical death toll from Cyclone Gaja was put at 45 on sunday. The relief restoration and damage assessment works were under way, there were sporadic protest in Nagapattinam. Handlooms Minister O.S Manian had to be escorted to safety when he was mobbed by protesters, Upset over the pace of relief operations. Chief Minister EK Palaniswami explained that he did not tour the affected disstricts as arrangements for his offical engagements in Salem and Namakkal had been made. Eleven Ministers and 24 senior IAS officials were on the ground. The Chief Minister had arranged a meeting at the Secretariat on Monday morning to review the relief operations.