3 min read.Updated: 05 Jan 2022, 10:21 PM ISTBloomberg
Social and other curbs have been enforced but poll rallies carry on
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Covid cases are surging in India. Still, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his political opponents are on the campaign trail. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party plans the “biggest ever political rally" in the northern state of Punjab (which is also under a range of virus curbs). As many as 300,000 people were expected at Wednesday’s gathering, organizers told local media. Meanwhile, the capital, New Delhi, is under a strict night-time and weekend curfew. Its chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who belongs to a rival party and is just back from heavy campaigning across the north, announced on Tuesday that he’d tested positive for the virus.