With COVID cases in India on the rise at an unprecedented rate, the Congress party has decided to postpone its major rallies in all the election-bound states including Manipur. 

The All-India Congress Committee (AICC) has asked the party units of the election-bound states to assess the COVID situation in their respective states and take a call on holding rallies. 

“Congress has decided to postpone major rallies in the poll-bound states. We have asked state units to assess the COVID-19 situation in their states and take a decision on holding rallies,” Congress general secretary KC Venugopal told ANI. 

Five states: Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand are scheduled to go to polls in the next couple of months. 

Also read: Five Omicron cases detected in Meghalaya

Many across the country have expressed apprehension over holding of elections amid rapid surge in Omicron cases. 

Manipur already has reported a case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. 

Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “pushing thousands of lives into danger” over holding of massive rallies in Manipur and Tripura on Tuesday. 

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