Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar said on Monday that he has canceled all his pre-organized public events in view of the increase in Kovid-19 cases in Maharashtra. There were 6,971 cases of Kovid-19 in Maharashtra on Sunday, out of which 21,00,884 were infected.
Coronovirus infection killed 35 people in the state on Sunday, taking the death toll to 51,788, according to official figures. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday that in view of the increasing cases of Kovid-19, there will be a ban on the gathering of people in religious, social and political events in the state from Monday.
The NCP is an ally of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in the state. Pawar tweeted, “In view of the increase in Kovid-19 cases and the appeal of Hon’ble Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister, I have canceled all my pre-determined public programs.
Earlier, NCP MP Supriya Sule also canceled all her scheduled events from 22 February to 7 March on the appeal of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. Maharashtra’s Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant has also canceled his public schedule scheduled for Monday.