Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra took a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi by saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi including top leaders of BJP who also hold ministerial positions are campaigning in different parts of country for upcoming assembly elections and Rahul Gandhi which he called 'Puppu' is catching fish. "Look at the difference. Modi ji is campaigning in Tamil Nadu, Amit Shah ji in West Bengal, Nadda ji is in Assam, Rajnath Singh is in Kerala, and 'Pappu' is catching fish, then they'll say EVMs are malfunctioning," he said. Rahul Gandhi was seen fishing with the fishermen during his Kerala visit.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for 'misusing of power' for West Bengal elections. "The Union Home Minister should work for the country. He cannot misuse his powers for elections here. We welcome the PM but he cannot misuse his powers for West Bengal polls," said CM Mamata.
Building pressure on the central government over the rising fuel prices, the Congress on February 27, during a press briefing, showed old clips of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then Gujarat Chief Minister, criticising the then Congress government over skyrocketing petroleum prices. Congress national spokesperson reminded BJP of its hypocrisy over rising fuel prices, and urged the Modi government to revoke recent hikes in the fuel prices.
Health Ministry Joint Secretary Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari informed that the five highest vaccinating states today are Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Bhandari said that total 51 persons have been hospitalised till date out of which 27 have been discharged, one person is under treatment and 23 people died so far.