Thangamani becomes second TN minister to test positive for COVID

Thangamani, who holds the portfolios of power, prohibition and excise, is also a senior AIADMK leader

P Thangamani is the second Minister to test positive after Higher Education Minister K P Anbalagan. Photo: Twitter

Electricity Minister and AIADMK leader P Thangamani has tested positive for COVID-19, a party spokesperson said on Wednesday (July 08). The Minister has been admitted to a private hospital for treatment.

Thangamani, who holds the portfolios of power, prohibition and excise, is also a senior AIADMK leader and party heavyweight in western Tamil Nadu. He is the second Minister to test positive after Higher Education Minister K P Anbalagan.

DMK president M K Stalin, on his twitter handle, said, he had spoken to Thangamani over the phone and wished him a speedy recovery. “Those in public service should be very cautious,” said Stalin, who is also the Leader of Opposition.

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So far, eight other MLAs in the state had also tested positive for the disease. AIADMK legislators Amman K Arjunan (Coimbatore South), N Sathan Prabhakar (Paramakudi), K Palani (Sriperumbudur), and R Kumaraguru (Ulundurpet) had tested positive for COVID-19.

Also, DMK MLAs RT Arasu (Cheyyur), KS Masthan (Gingee), Vasanatham K Karthikeyan (Rishivandhiyam) had tested positive. Former Tirvallikkeni-Chepauk MLA J Anbazhagan, who had contracted the disease, died last month.

(With agency inputs)

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