COVID-19: Vasundhara Raje, 2 ministers test negative after Kanika’s party

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh and BJP MP Dushyant Singh also tested negative for coronavirus

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Analysts see this as Vasundhara Raje’s ploy to reassert her authority in Rajasthan. In fact, people in the know aren’t surprised with the development as reports of conflicts between Raje and the state BJP president have been in the open.

In a sigh of relief for those who attended a party with Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor days before she tested positive for coronavirus, former chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje was on Saturday (March 21) tested negative for COVID-19.

Taking to Twitter, Raje said, “After conducting a #Covid19 test, I’m happy to inform you that the results came back negative. However, as a preventive measure, my son and I will continue to be in isolation for 15 days.”

Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh and BJP MP Dushyant Singh also tested negative for coronavirus.

The King George Medical University in Lucknow confirmed that the UP health minister showed no symptoms of the novel coronavirus and was tested negative for the same.

Soon after Kapoor announced that she had tested positive with COVID-19 on Friday (March 20), the 66-year-old minister had gone into self-isolation after taking the test.

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“Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has tested negative for COVID-19. Samples of 28 people who came in contact with him have also tested negative,” KGMU spokesperson Dr Sudhir Singh said.

On Thursday, Singh was in Greater Noida to address a press conference to talk about the BJP-led state governments achievements over the past three years.

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Three MLAs — Pankaj Singh, Dhirendra Singh and Tejpal Nagar — some administration officials and several journalists who were present at the press conference also went on self-isolation after it became known that the minister had come in contact with Kapoor.

Meanwhile, Dushyant Singh too tweeted of him testing negative and that as a precautionary measure he is self-isolating.

(With inputs from agencies)

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