PM Modi calls off West Bengal campaign on Friday, will attend Covid-19 review meetings | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he has called off his Friday’s visit to West Bengal as he will chair high-level meetings in the national capital amid an unprecedented Covid crisis in India.
“Tomorrow, will be chairing high-level meetings to review the prevailing Covid-19 situation. Due to that, I would not be going to West Bengal,” Modi tweeted.
Elections are under way in West Bengal where PM Modi was slated to hold a rally ahead of the seventh phase polling on April 26.
After this, no further political meetings of the Prime Minister are scheduled in West Bengal, which will effectively end his campaign in the state as of now.
After the BJP decided to call off all big political meetings and rallies in view of rising Covid-19 cases and restrict its campaign to a maximum of 500 people in the state, Modi’s proposed meetings for Saturday were clubbed with his Friday campaign.
Opposition leaders have been critical of the BJP for the big rallies of its leaders at the time of surging Covid-19 cases.
The Congress and CPM had earlier decided not to hold large-scale rallies amid a surge in infections.
(With inputs from PTI)

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