PM Modi cancels election campaigning in Bengal citing Covid review meet


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he will skip his visit to poll-bound West Bengal on Friday as he would be chairing a high-level meeting on the prevailing Covid situation.

Taking to his Twitter PM Modi wrote, “Tomorrow, will be chairing high-level meetings to review the prevailing COVID-19 situation. Due to that, I would not be going to West Bengal.”

The sixth phase of polls is being held in the midst of an unprecedented Covid-19 surge. West Bengal registered its highest-ever single-day spike, with 9,819 people testing positive. A total of 2.95 lakh Covid cases 2,023 deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours.