- As an alternative of the state chief minister, West Bengal’s chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay is prone to attend the assembly
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is predicted to skip a gathering with Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is scheduled to be held as we speak to debate the present standing of the Covid-19 pandemic within the nation, information company ANI reported on Thursday. As an alternative of the state chief minister, West Bengal’s chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay is prone to attend the assembly, the information company additionally reported.
PM Modi will work together with chief ministers of all states and union territories on Thursday because the nation is witnessing a pointy spike in each day Covid-19 instances. They are going to be discussing the Covid-19 scenario and the vaccination technique by way of video conferencing.
Banerjee’s resolution to skip the Covid-19 meet with PM Modi comes within the backdrop of ongoing meeting elections in West Bengal wherein her ruling Trinamool Congress occasion (TMC) is engaged in a fierce battle with the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP).
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Voting for 294-member meeting elections is underway in West Bengal. It’s happening in eight phases and three phases have already taken place. It is going to conclude on April 29 and the counting will happen on Could 2.
In the meantime, India is reeling beneath the impression of the second wave of Covid-19 throughout which it’s seeing a spike in an infection worse than the earlier surge. On Thursday, the nation registered 126,789 recent instances within the final 24 hours, the Union ministry of well being and household welfare’s (MoHFW) dashboard confirmed.
Earlier than this, the best spike was on April 5 when it reported as many as 103,558 instances. On April 7, the nation noticed an increase of 115,736 instances in a single day.
The nation’s an infection tally has risen to 12,928,574, the third-highest globally, behind the USA and Brazil respectively.