Trinamool Congress to hold small election meetings in Kolkata amid rise in COVID cases

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Synopsis”Mamata will not campaign in Kolkata anymore. Only one ‘symbolic’ meeting on the last day of campaigning in the city on April 26,” TMC said.COVID-19 caseload of West Bengal, where an eight-phase assembly election is underway, soared to 6,59,927 as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 8,419 fresh infections on SundayIn view of…

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“Mamata will not campaign in Kolkata anymore. Only one ‘symbolic’ meeting on the last day of campaigning in the city on April 26,” TMC said.

COVID-19 caseload of West Bengal, where an eight-phase assembly election is underway, soared to 6,59,927 as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 8,419 fresh infections on Sunday

In view of a spike in COVID-19 cases in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said her Trinamool Congress would organise small meetings in Kolkata and she would give short speeches in rallies in districts where polling would be held in the remaining three phases.

Speaking to a TV channel, Banerjee said she would shorten her speeches at campaign in different parts of the state to around 20 minutes or so from the usual time of 50 minutes to one hour so that the people don’t have to stay long at the meetings.

“Yes, we have decided to hold small meetings, street corner-type ones, in the city in the campaigning for next three phases. We will not hold any big gathering any more. Also my speeches in the meetings addressed by me will be much shorter,” she said.

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  • Trinamool Rajya Sabha member Derek O’Brien tweeted, “Mamata Banerjee will NOT campaign in Kolkata anymore. Only one ‘symbolic’ meeting on the last day of campaigning in the city on April 26. Slashes time for all her election rallies in all districts. Restricted to just 30 minutes.”

    Mamata Banerjee will NOT campaign in Kolkata anymore. Only one ‘symbolic’ meeting on the last day of campaigning in… https://t.co/SLyjgli4ex

    — Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) 1618770424000

    The COVID-19 caseload of West Bengal, where an eight-phase assembly election is underway, soared to 6,59,927 as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 8,419 fresh infections on Sunday, a health bulletin said.

    Twenty-eight fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 10,568, it said.

    Kolkata reported the highest number of new cases at 2,197, followed by 1,860 in neighbouring North 24 Parganas district.

    North 24 Parganas registered six fresh fatalities, followed by five in Kolkata.

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    3 Comments on this Story

    Arun 31 minutes ago

    As per mamta begum’s twisted logic, covid will not infect anybody attending a tmc rally as it only attacks rallies by “outsiders”.

    begum has lost the plot and will lose the elections. All she can do is whine and complain like a spoilt child.

    Take your rohingya muslims and go to Bangladesh permanently after May 2nd.

    Vittal Kamath52 minutes ago

    rightly.

    Amit Sharma2 hours ago

    Modi and Sha will go to all gullies and village roads campaigning for votes.. Great moment for BJP , with the blessing of the EC puppets ( seven stage election ?? )… Modi & Sha are the super spreaders of Corona in Bengal..

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