The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said the party will no longer hold large election rallies in West Bengal, in view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the country.
The state Assembly elections are underway amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections, with three more phases remaining.
Instead, it has been decided that only small public meetings with not more than 500 people will be politicians, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Union ministers, the party said.
All these meetings will be held in open spaces following all COVID-related protocols and guidelines, the BJP added. The Prime Minister is scheduled to hold rallies in Murshidabad, south Kolkata, Siuri and Malda on April 23.