West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday (May 10) allowed religious and cultural programs ahead of the upcoming festival of Eid.
However, a cap has been placed on 50 people. Eid prayers and gatherings at Red Road in Kolkata will also not be held this year amid the surge in coronavirus cases.
She also said that strict measures have been taken to control the spread of coronavirus in the state. “We have taken strict measures to curb the virus,” she said while addressing a press conference at the state secretariat following the first cabinet meeting of her newly formed government.
Trinamool Congress won 213 seats in the recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party got77 seats in the 294-seat state Assembly.