BJP MP Varun Gandhi Tests Positive For Coronavirus With Fairly Strong Symptoms

New Delhi: BJP MP Varun Gandhi via Twitter said that he has been tested positive for COVID and has “fairly strong symptoms.” He has stated that he was at Pilibhit, his Lok Sabha constituency to make an appeal to the Election Commission to extend precautionary doses to candidates and political workers involved in the assembly elections that will be held in five states next month. He says that at that time he might have came in contact with infection.

He tweeted, “After being in Pilibhit for 3 days, I have tested positive for COVID with fairly strong symptoms. We are now in the middle of a third wave and an election campaign. The Election Commission should extend precautionary doses to candidates and political workers as well.”

Gandhi is not the first political leader to be infected by the deadly disease in recent weeks. Earlier this month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced he had tested positive for Covid-19, amid a whirlwind election campaign in Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar and MoS for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai announced that they had tested positive earlier this week. Pawar and Rai stated that they are isolating and requested those in contact with them to get themselves tested as well.

Meanwhile, Gujarat’s Minister of State for Narmada, Kalpasar and Fisheries, Jitubhai Chaudhari contracted the virus for the second time in nine months.

Yesterday the Election Commission has announced the schedule of assembly polls in the five poll bound states, and has stated that elections should be held by keeping all the covid protocols and precautions in mind. 

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