Trinmool Congress leader Kajal Sinha has died due to coronavirus, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Bannerjee said today. He was the party’s candidate from Khardaha constituency.
In a tweet, Ms Banerjee said she was “shocked”.
“Very, very sad. Shocked. Kajal Sinha, our candidate from Khardaha, succumbed to Covid. He dedicated his life to serving people & just fought a tireless campaign. He was a long-serving committed member of @AITCofficial. We will miss him. My condolences to his family & his admirers (sic),” she tweeted.
The state, which is electing its next government in a record eight-phased elections, has been witnessing an alarming spike in Covid cases. Yesterday, the state saw the highest single-day spike with 14,281 COVID-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 7,28,061. Huge rallies where Covid protocols have been ignored have drawn heavy criticism from experts amid spike in cases across the country.