Kolkata: JP Nadda, the chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has postponed his visit to Bengal due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. "In light of the unfolding COVID-19 scenario and rising number of fresh cases in Kolkata, BJP national president JP Nadda's scheduled visit to West Bengal on 9-10 January has been postponed," the state's BJP party said in a statement.
The state BJP party added, "Fresh dates for his visit will be announced in due time." Meanwhile, 9,073 new COVID-19 cases were reported in West Bengal on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 16,64,301. There are 25,475 current cases in West Bengal as of Tuesday evening.