"Corona is gone, Mamata Banerjee making fool of people": BJP's Bengal Chief

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Coronavirus in Bengal (Image tweeted by ANI)
Coronavirus in Bengal (Image tweeted by ANI)

Kolkata : With only a couple of months left in the elections, it appears that Bengal's BJP unit is now using coronavirus as its tool to campaign against Mamata Banerjee. "Corona is gone," the BJP's top leader in Bengal declared at a public rally on Thursday.

The irresponsible statement comes at a time when India is breaking its single-day records of registering new coronavirus cases.

BJP leader Dilip Ghosh claimed that Mamata Banerjee is only making fool of people by pretending the horror of coronavirus in the state, with a motive to stop rallies by BJP.

"Corona chole gechhe (Coronavirus is gone). Didimoni (Mamata Banerjee) is just pretending and imposing lockdowns so that the BJP can't organise meetings and rallies in the state. No one can stop us," Dilip Ghosh, Bengal BJP chief, said at a rally in Dhaniakhali.

According to latest figures India has recorder more than 45 lakh coronavirus cases, becoming the second worst-hit nation by the virus in the world. Bengal has close to 2 lakh infections and over 3,700 deaths.

In his latest comments on the Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged people not to take coronavirus lightly and follow rules of wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing until scientists developed a vaccine.

But a member of his own party does not seem to be paying much of attention.