Maharashtra Cabinet minister Aslam Shaikh expressed his grave concern over rising cases and community spread only in Maharashtra. He further said that a large number of people are gathering at rallies in West Bengal and other religious places in Uttar Pardesh and other states. "I am wondering if Maharashtra is out of this country that COVID-19 cases are rising here alone," he added. Aslam Shaikh questioned, "Whenever there is a community spread, it can be seen only in Maharashtra and Delhi. Does the virus become ineffective in other states?"