News Desk: 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, in an interview to a vernacular news channel on Sunday.
“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,” said Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress chief.
Banerjee has also shot a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging shortage of vaccines, medicines and oxygen.