Mamata to skip Covid meeting with Modi?

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to attend a meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with CMs to discuss the Covid-19 situation and the ongoing vaccination drive today, reported ANI citing sources.

Instead of Mamata, West Bengal’s Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay is likely to attend the meeting, the news agency also reported.

Mamata’s decision to skip the Covid-19 meet with PM Modi comes in the backdrop of ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal in which her ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) is engaged in a fierce battle with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Modi and Banerjee have been engaged in a bitter war of words since the beginning of the poll campaigning for the West Bengal Assembly election.


NT Bureau