BJP chief JP Nadda tests positive for COVID

He said his health is fine and that he has been following all the guidelines for home isolation on the advice of the doctors

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The BJP president was addressing a mega public rally in KR Puram Assembly constituency in Bengaluru, as part of the BJP’s Vijaya Sankalpa Yatre in the run-up to Karnataka Assembly polls. File photo

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, JP Nadda, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday (December 13). He said he has been following all home isolation guidelines after being diagnosed with the disease.

“I got the test done after experiencing the initial symptoms associated with coronavirus and the report said I was positive. My health is fine and I have been following all the guidelines for home isolation on the advice of the doctors,” Nadda tweeted in Hindi.

Nadda added: “I request everyone who came in contact with me in the last few days to please isolate yourself and get yourself checked.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished Nadda “a speedy recovery and good health” on Twitter, adding “my prayers are with him and his family during this time.”

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On Thursday (December 10), Nadda had visited West Bengal. His convoy was attacked and damaged with stones, bricks, and sticks while he was travelling to Diamond Harbour to address a public meeting. Some party’s leaders and workers were also injured. The attacks were allegedly carried out by supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

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The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has summoned West Bengal chief Secretary, Alapan Bandyopadhyay, and director general of police (DGP), Virendra, to appear on December 14 to seek an explanation on the law-and-order situation in the state.