Rahul Gandhi cancels election rallies in Bengal amid surge in cases

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday cancelled all his election rallies in West Bengal in view of the massive increase in coronavirus cases.

“I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies under the current circumstances,” the Congress leader said in a tweet.

Gandhi also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for praising the record turnout at his rally in West Bengal on Saturday.

“This is also the first time when such huge crowds of sick people and a record number of deaths have been seen,” he said in another tweet.

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