HIGHLIGHTS:

  • PM Modi calls off the Bengal election campaign on Friday.
  • On Friday, PM Modi schedules a review meeting on the Covid-19 situation.
  • Earlier, BJP restricted the party’s election rallies to a count of 500 people.
  • Prime Minister’s proposed meeting for Saturday was clubbed with his Friday campaigns.

On Thursday, PM Narendra Modi canceled his visit to Bengal citing his meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the country. His campaign was scheduled on Friday for the ongoing West Bengal Assembly. BJP leader Amit Shah also canceled two of his three Bengal meetings to return to Delhi for a Covid meeting.

PM Modi announced in his tweet today that tomorrow he will be chairing high-level meetings to review the prevailing COVID-19 situation, so he cancels his visit to Bengal. He added that this brings an end to his campaign in the Bengal Assembly election 2021.

Earlier, PM Modi has been criticized by opposition leaders for conducting rallies despite surging Covid-19 cases in the country. Modi for the first time canceled his campaign visit to Bengal. Today, India reported a global high of 3.14 lakh cases in a day and over 2,000 deaths.

PM Modi was scheduled to address four election meetings in Bengal on Friday. The Prime Minister conducted a rally in Bengal on Saturday when India reported 2.34 lakh Covid cases in a day.

Today, BJP leaders have conducted public meetings and roadshows in Bengal. Mamata Banerjee continues to campaign though has reduced the duration of her speeches but has not stopped campaigning.

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