Rahul Gandhi suspends his rallies in Bengal due to Covid situation
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday suspended his campaign for the West Bengal assembly elections owing to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country.
"In view of the Covid situation, I am suspending all my public rallies in West Bengal," said Rahul in a tweet.
The former Congress president also advised all political leaders "to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies" under the current circumstances.
India reported 2,61,500 new cases in the last 24 hours, its highest single day surge since the pandemic began last year.
It is the fourth straight day of India reporting more than 2 lakh new cases.
No doubt, he doesn't have anything to lose by this. But, by this kind of message, he has scored a big lead over other leaders, who least cared for public health. Pappu has shown maturity, welcome.
Public rallies should be stopped by all political parties. It is a serious situation today. Corona virus is on the rampage all over the country.
Good Rahul atleast as a politician your worried about public due to corona.keep it up & impose whole lockdown in india so it will save many lives affecting from corona.Still modi is slee i dont know when he will wakeup is he blind cant see the cases and deaths increasing in lakhs day by day.All the best Rahul come on save india.
Pappu has shown at least concern for public. Win or loose is different. Let Didi and Feku learn something from him
Wah...Wah! Was it the presence of the virus OR the absence of crowds that prompted him???
Rahul Gandhi became first leader who suspended political rally realizing the consequence of covid 19 virus.
Rahul has no stakes in Bengal.
master stroke congress know that they are not going to get any benefit in bengal but will compell TMC and BJP to change the stratergy
A very sensible step which others also should follow, safe for him and safe for public.
Looks like BJP may lose after all.
Good Initiative Rahul...others should also learn.
Now planning for Bangkok trip...whole lot of time now!!
Better he has not attended any rallies. Congress candidate now will get atleast some 1000 votes instead of 0.
PM should follow Pappu.
Really sad to have PM like Modi who do not care for people welfare. This PM dont even wear a mask.
Big loss to BJP. Their star campaigner is going absent. CONgress will not lose anything by this.
Master stroke by RG
After lot of hate for years finally Rahul has won my respect today...just hope, there may be some sense in BJP leaders & Modi ji also...
Rahul Gandhi and Congress are not the contenders in West Bengal. It's an excuse to get a face saver. Else situation in Kerala was much worse all the while and he campaigned there. Same was the situation in Punjab but he instigated farmer protests. Incompetent dynast should stop fooling the people.
Whatever people may say - he has behaved more responsibly than our beloved PM and his Chanakya, the hon'ble HM.
Well done Rahul sir. You have lost this election but won people heart.