COVID: Mamata cancels all public rallies as EC bans roadshows

The TMC supremo also cancelled all her upcoming meetings and will now hold virtual interactions.

West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday promised free COVID-19 vaccination for all adults after May 5.


“The result of the West Bengal assembly polls will come on May 2. We will provide free COVID vaccination to all above the 18 years in Bengal after May 5,” Mamata announced during a public meeting in Tapan, West Bengal. The TMC supremo also cancelled all her upcoming meetings and will now hold virtual interactions.


Meanwhile, Election Commission on Thursday banned roadshows and vehicle rallies in the state with immediate effect and said no public meeting with more than 500 people would be allowed, in view of the COVID safety norms being flouted during the poll campaign in West Bengal. The EC orders will come into force from 7 pm on Thursday.

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