West Bengal BJP MP Locket Chatterjee on Friday (July 3) said on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19 this morning.
In a tweet, the general secretary of the BJP’s West Bengal unit said she has a mild fever. “I have tested positive for Covid19 this morning, having mild fever and was in self-isolation for the past one week. I will keep everyone posted. All is well,” she said.
I have tested postive for Covid19 this morning, having mild fever and was in self-isolation for the past one week. I will keep everyone posted. All is well.
— Locket Chatterjee (@me_locket) July 3, 2020
Chatterjee, who left her acting career to join politics, is the Lok Sabha MP from Hooghly in West Bengal.
It is speculated that she may have been infected with the virus since she has been participating in rallies over the last few weeks for social issues.
Chatterjee and BJP MP Saumitra Khan had on June 24 staged a blockade on the roads with other BJP workers in Howrah’s Bagnan area for a woman who had allegedly died while trying to save her daughter from sexual assault.
In Bagnan, a TMC supported goon, Kush Jana, tried to rape a young girl and her mother died trying to save her daughter from the barbaric assault. Sadly women are not safe in Bengal, a state governed by a woman CM. Our fight will continue to get justice for the traumatized family. pic.twitter.com/dHEpxB2SnQ
— Locket Chatterjee (@me_locket) June 24, 2020
She had also attended the funeral of martyred army jawan Rajesh Orang’s funeral in Birbhum district on June 19 along with BJP MP Saumitra Khan. A few hundred people had attended the funeral to pay their homage to the martyred soldier, according to India Today.
— Locket Chatterjee (@me_locket) June 19, 2020
Meanwhile, the number of active COVID-19 cases in the state crossed the 6,000-mark on Thursday (July 2) to reach 6,083. So far, 699 people have died of the disease and 13,037 have recovered from it in the state.
(With inputs from agencies)