Bengal Election 2021: Mamata Banerjee's important decision due to Corona, will not hold a single big rally in Kolkata

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By: Anjan Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-19 10:55:36 IST

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In view of the increasing cases of Corona in Bengal, Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has decided not to hold any major rally in Kolkata. Let us know that elections are going to be held in many assembly seats in Kolkata in the seventh and eighth phase.

Today is the last day for the sixth phase of campaigning in Bengal, while the last two phases will still run. Meanwhile, in view of increasing cases of corona virus in the state, Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has decided not to hold any major rally in the capital Kolkata. It is to be noted that in the seventh and eighth phase elections are going to be held in many assembly seats in Kolkata. 

Here, the Chief Minister said in an interview to a private news channel that she is not going to do any big rally in Kolkata anymore. Significantly, there is a record breaking increase in cases of corona virus in Bengal. In the last 24 hours, more than 8,000 new cases have been reported.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that her party Trinamool Congress (TMC) will hold small election meetings in Kolkata in view of the increase in Covid-19 cases in Bengal. She said she would make short speeches at rallies held in the districts in which the remaining three phases would be voted on. Banerjee said in an interview to a private TV channel that she would normally give 50 in various parts of the state Minutes to one-hour speech will be cut by 20 minutes or more so that people do not have to stay in the assembly for long.

She said, "Yes, we have decided to hold small meetings in the streets in the next three phases. We will no longer hold big gatherings. Also my speeches will be quite short." Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien tweeted, "Mamata Banerjee will no longer campaign in Kolkata. The city will hold only a symbolic assembly on the last day of voting on 26 April. She has cut the time of all his election rallies in all districts. Her speeches will be only 30 minutes.”

It is noteworthy that the eight-phase assembly election in Bengal is still going on. Five phase elections have been held while votes will be cast on April 22 for the sixth phase. April 29 is the eighth and final phase of voting. Here, every day record breaking cases of corona virus are increasing in the state. 8 records of corona virus infection on Sunday, one day in the state

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