Kolkata: As the nation witnesses an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 circumstances, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday introduced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and different union ministers will maintain solely small public conferences with no more than 500 folks in West Bengal the place campaigning has gained momentum for the remaining phases of the meeting elections.
The BJP, which is that this time locked in a fierce electoral battle with Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) for the throne of West Bengal, added all these public conferences might be held in open areas following Covid-19 pointers.
This comes as Prime Minister Modi has been drawing flak throughout the political spectrum for holding giant election rallies because the nation’s well being system reels from a poisonous wave of coronavirus circumstances.
Earlier within the day, the TMC supremo introduced to not maintain any public rallies in Kolkata for the remaining three phases of the meeting elections.
Banerjee had earlier appealed to the Election Commission to conduct the remaining three phases in a single go to “protect the people from further exposure to Covid-19”.
Meanwhile, the high-decibel marketing campaign for the sixth part in 43 meeting constituencies unfold over 4 districts of the state on April 22 got here to an finish this night.
West Bengal is voting in eight phases this time. The outcomes might be declared on May 2.