BJP not to celebrate Modi govt's 7th anniversary amid COVID crisis

BJP not to celebrate Modi govt's 7th anniversary amid COVID crisis

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre completes seven years in office and two years of its second term on May 30.

BJP will not hold any celebratory events to mark the Narendra Modi government's seventh anniversary on May 30, amid a raging coronavirus pandemic, party chief JP Nadda said on Sunday.

The BJP chief said that the party will organise various welfare events and asked party-ruled states to launch programmes to help children orphaned by COVID-19 on May 30.

"On the 7th anniversary of Central Government on 30th May, all BJP ruled states to implement a large-scale scheme for children who were left orphans due to COVID-19. No programmes will be organised on the occasion due to the pandemic," he said.

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre completes seven years in office and two years of its second term on May 30.

India on Saturday reported 2.57 lakh new COVID-19 cases in a single day, taking the tally of infections to 2,62,89,290.

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This is the sixth consecutive day when the daily rise in coronavirus cases in the country remained below the 3 lakh-mark, the Union health ministry said on Saturday.

The death toll due to the disease climbed to 2,95,525 with 4,194 fresh fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed. The active cases further reduced to 29,23,400 comprising 11.12 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 87.76 per cent.

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