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From Amit Shah To Mamata Banerjee, Politicians Ditch Masks During Poll Rallies

Amid a Covid crisis in India, massive election rallies are being held across various states with political leaders from almost all parties addressing the rallies without masks.

April 15, 2021

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during an election campaign rally, in Pathanamthitta.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah during an election campaign rally for the West Bengal Assembly polls, at Shitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district.

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West Bengal CM and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign rally at Jotram, in Bardhaman.

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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves at the crowd during a public meeting for Kerala Assembly polls, at Irinjalakuda, Thrissur.

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Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) leader Hagrama Mohilary during an election campaign rally for its allied candidates, during the ongoing Assam assembly polls, at Dudhnoi in Goalpara district.

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Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah during a public meeting in Hajo.

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BJP National President JP Nadda being felicitatetd during an election campaign for Axom Gana Parisad and BJP (joint) candidate Jyoti Prasad Das from Boko constituency, ahead of the third phase of state assembly polls, in Kamrup district.

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BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty during an election campaign in support of party candidate from Central Howrah constituency Sanjay Sing, in Howrah.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Women's Wing Secretary Kanimozhi during an election campaign rally in support of party candidate from Sankarankovil constituency E.Raja, ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tenkasi district.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Youth Wing leader and and party candidate from Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni constituency Udhayanidhi Stalin (L) during an election campaign, ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls, in Chennai.

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West Bengal Congress Chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury during a roadshow in support of party candidate Riju Ghosal, at Santipur in Nadia.

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CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat along with party candidate from Uttarpara Constituency Rajat Banerjee during an election campaign rally for State Assembly polls, in West Bengal.

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Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi beats a dhol during an election campaign in support of the party candidate from Chaygaon Constituency Rekibuddin Ahmed ahead of the third phase Assembly elections, in Kamrup district.

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National Congress candidate from Chowringhee constituency Santosh Pathak during an election campaign for West Bengal Assembly Election, in Kolkata.

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BJP leader Subhendu Adhikari addresses a rally in favour of party candidate Hiranmoy Chattapadhay, at Kharagpur Golebazar in West Midnapur.

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Actor Badshah Moitra campaigning for Sanjukta Morcha candidate Riju Ghosal for the West Bengal assembly poll in Santipur.

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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath during an election campaign rally at Kazhakootam constituency , ahead of Kerala assembly polls in Thiruvananthapuram.

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