Covid: Mamata not to hold any big rally


Kolkata: Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced that she would not organise any big rallies or roadshows in Kolkata to avoid large gatherings. The duration of her rallies would also be reduced.

“I have decided not to hold any big campaign rallies in Kolkata, barring one which would be held at Beadon Street on the last day of campaigning on April 26. It would be a symbolic meeting,” Banerjee said.

She added: “The party would, however, organise smaller street-corner meetings. I would also bring down the duration of my rallies from one hour to around 30 minutes.”

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O’Brien tweeted that Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore. On 26 April, Banerjee will only hold a ‘symbolic’ meeting on the last day of campaigning in the State capital, he informed.

“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,” the Rajya Sabha member said on Twitter.