‘Why is Covid an Issue Only in Bengal Polls, Not Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu:’ Amit Shah

The election season in the country is heading towards its climax even as the Covid pandemic appears to be gathering steam. In an exclusive, freewheeling conversation with News18, union home minister Amit Shah spoke his mind on the questions being raised about the campaigning in Bengal under the shadow of the deadly coronavirus wave, the … Read more ‘Why is Covid an Issue Only in Bengal Polls, Not Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu:’ Amit Shah

Will not hold any major rally amid rise in Covid-19 cases: Bengal minister | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Days after the Left Front said it would not hold any large-scale public meetings in Bengal amid the steep hike in Covid-19 cases, state minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, fielded by the TMC from the prized Bhawanipur seat, said on Sunday that he, too, would desist from organising any major rally. Chattopadhyay, who has been entrusted … Read more Will not hold any major rally amid rise in Covid-19 cases: Bengal minister | India News – Times of India

‘Humility, clear vaccine strategy, income support’ needed to contain Covid damage: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As the country reeled from a fierce Covid-19 wave, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday alleged that the government‘s “arrogance and suppression of truth is killing people”. He suggested that a clear vaccine strategy and income support are needed to contain the damage due to the virus. We need humility, a clear vaccine … Read more ‘Humility, clear vaccine strategy, income support’ needed to contain Covid damage: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

COVID-19: Sonia Gandhi presses for reducing immunisation age to 25 years and above

The Congress president urges the government to waive GST on medicine and medical equipment, provide ₹6,000 per month to the needy families, among other things. Congress president Sonia Gandhi at an address to the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has said that the government must reconsider its priority for vaccine candidates by reducing the immunisation age … Read more COVID-19: Sonia Gandhi presses for reducing immunisation age to 25 years and above

Congress Top Brass Meets Virtually to Discuss Covid-19 Situation in Country

Amid a steep rise in coronavirus cases, the Congress’ top brass met virtually on Saturday and began deliberations on the steps needed to deal with the COVID-19 situation in the country. The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, was attended by former party chief Rahul Gandhi, general secretaries, other permanent … Read more Congress Top Brass Meets Virtually to Discuss Covid-19 Situation in Country

Covid-19 Has Hit With Fury, Caught off Guard Again: Sonia Gandhi at CWC Meet

Accusing the Modi government of “gross unpreparedness” and “adhocism” in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday made a slew of suggestions to the Centre to deal with the pandemic such as reducing the immunization age to 25 years and providing income support to people. In her opening remarks, while chairing … Read more Covid-19 Has Hit With Fury, Caught off Guard Again: Sonia Gandhi at CWC Meet

Bypolls in States: Reports Pour in of Violation of Covid Rules During Campaigning

As the second wave of Covid-19 ravages India, a lot of focus has been on religious events and assembly election campaigning in several states displaying a flagrant violation of pandemic protocol. Similar contravention of norms, however, has been on during canvassing for bypolls to be held in many parts on Saturday, and that has not … Read more Bypolls in States: Reports Pour in of Violation of Covid Rules During Campaigning

West Bengal Assembly elections | Coronavirus-positive Congress candidate Rezaul Haque dies at Kolkata hospital

Rezaul Haque is Congress party’s nominee from Samsherganj Assembly constituency in Murshidabad district Congress candidate Rezaul Haque, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days ago, died at a hospital in Kolkata early on April 15, Health Department sources said. Haque, 46, the party’s nominee from Samsherganj Assembly constituency in Murshidabad district, was initially admitted to … Read more West Bengal Assembly elections | Coronavirus-positive Congress candidate Rezaul Haque dies at Kolkata hospital

Cancel UP Panchayat Polls, Can Spread Covid Rapidly, Says BJP as 18 Seats Set to Vote Today | Full Schedule

Several BJP MLAs and MPs, including Kaushal Kishor, have appealed to the Election Commission to postpone the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections stating that the polling could become a “super spreader” amid the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state. The State Election Commission (SEC) had said in March that not more than five people … Read more Cancel UP Panchayat Polls, Can Spread Covid Rapidly, Says BJP as 18 Seats Set to Vote Today | Full Schedule

BJP Trying to Destroy Bengal and Its Culture, Says Rahul Gandhi at Bengal Rally

Goalpokhor (West Bengal): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi Wednesday termed BJP claims to build “Sonar Bangla” (golden Bengal) as a “mirage” and said the saffron party has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and dividing people on the basis of language, religion, caste and creed. During his first rally in Bengal in this election season, … Read more BJP Trying to Destroy Bengal and Its Culture, Says Rahul Gandhi at Bengal Rally