#Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has canceled all her election rallies as the rate of corona infection in the state continues to rise. The Chief Minister himself said this in a tweet The Trinamool Congress (TMC) will run a virtual campaign before the last two rounds of elections. The schedule of the virtual meeting will be announced on behalf of the party later, said Trinamool leader
On the same day, the Election Commission issued strict guidelines for campaigning in accordance with the Corona Rules It has been said that no public meeting can be held with more than 500 people Road shows and processions have also been completely banned The chief minister said he had canceled all his meetings in line with the Corona situation as well as the new guidelines of the Election Commission.
The Chief Minister wrote on Twitter, “I am announcing the cancellation of all my pre-scheduled meetings on April 22, 2021 in accordance with the new guidelines of the Election Commission and the increase in corona infection.” Instead, I will reach people through virtual We will let you know soon during the virtual meeting. “
In the wake of upsurge in # COVID19 cases across the country and the ECI Order dated 22nd April, 2021, I am canceling all my prescheduled meetings and we will reach out to the people virtually.
We will be sharing the updated schedule of the virtual meetings shortly. – Mamata Banerjee (aMamataOfficial) April 22, 2021
Earlier, Mamata Banerjee had said that she would not hold any more public rallies in Kolkata as the corona infection was on the rise. The Chief Minister also reduced the time of speech in the district meetings On the same day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi canceled four of his public meetings in Bengal on Friday He will be engaged in several emergency meetings on the Corona situation in Delhi However, the Prime Minister will also campaign for the people of the state through virtual