Live updates from the 2022 elections:
Citing the latest increase in Covid-19 cases, Congress said it will not hold any rallies in Uttar Pradesh and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to refrain from organizing major public events in the state.
Meanwhile, all public meetings and gatherings in Goa will now be limited to 50% of the capacity of indoor venues and up to 100 people in outdoor venues, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday as the coastal state – who will go to the elections soon – has recorded a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases.
A dominant section of the party still believes that the prime minister cannot be allowed to create and dominate the narrative and he must be aggressively thwarted at every step.
Sources said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s directive to the chief minister to mount an investigation while leaving the party to aggressively counter the BJP, describing the ruling party’s shooting as an attack on ” the Punjab and the Punjabiyat â, was perhaps part of this calibrated approach.
Neither Sonia nor former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has spoken on the issue so far.
âAny other prime minister would focus on serious breaches of national security in Pangong Tso and Arunachal Pradesh. But for the first time in 70 years, a prime minister is worried about the security threat from members of his own party? the opposition leader tweeted at Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.