Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to skip COVID review meeting by PM; cites election campaign as reason

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a key meeting with all the State CM today. This meeting comes amid the rise in the number of COVID cases, which is now being witnessed across the country. However, Mamata Banerjee will be skipping the key meeting today and has cited that she is busy campaigning for the upcoming assembly polls in the state. Close to 30k cases are now being recorded in the country and Prime Minister Modi will be focusing on presenting a plan to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight states have reported a fresh spike in the COVID cases.