Nitish Kumar's August 7 Virtual Rally Postponed Due To COVID-19, Floods

Nitish Kumar’s August 7 digital rally has been postponed.


A much-anticipated digital rally of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar subsequent week, the place he was anticipated to sound the bugle for meeting polls, has been postpone in the intervening time in view of raging issues of Covid-19 and floods within the state, a prime JD(U) chief stated in Patna on Friday.

In an announcement, the Janata Dal (United) state unit president Vashishtha Narayan Singh stated the rally, scheduled for August 7, has been postponed “in view of coronavirus pandemic and floods”.

Almost 4 million folks in north Bihar have been affected by the floods brought on by an increase in water ranges of rivers originating in Nepal.

Novel coronavirus has additionally ripped by means of the state with the depend of optimistic instances touching nearly 50,000, whereas 285 sufferers have died as a result of virus.

A recent date for the digital rally will likely be determined in the end, the assertion added.

Senior leaders of the get together, of which the chief minister is the nationwide president, had been busy holding orientation workshops for grassroots-level staff over video conferences for the previous two weeks.

The JD(U) has requested its staff to render assist to flood victims within the 14 districts hit by deluge.

The BJP shares energy with the JD(U) within the state, and the mix had been drawing flak from the opposition for being busy with electioneering at a time when the state was rocked by its worst spike in COVID 19 instances, which necessitated the re-imposition of the lockdown.

Events such because the Congress and the RJD have additionally been insisting that both the meeting polls, scheduled in October-November, be deferred or “conventional” mode of marketing campaign be allowed since digital electioneering put them at a drawback.

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