NEW DELHI: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sought more vaccines and Covid assistance from the Centre during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday afternoon at the latter’s residence in Delhi.
Banerjee termed it as “a courtesy meet” and said this was her first visit to Delhi after she retained power for the third consecutive time.
“During the meeting, I raised the issue of Covid and the need for more vaccines, medicines in the state. I also raised the pending issue of the change of name of the state,” Mamata told media persons after the meeting.
Earlier this month, she had also written to the Prime Minister and urged for 11.5 crore more doses to vaccinate all eligible people of the state. Bengal has, on average, been administering 3 lakh doses per day, against a capacity of 10 lakh doses in a day — the letter had claimed. Reportedly, in July, West Bengal was allotted 73 lakh doses.
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