The panic of COVID-19 is growing day by day in the Indian political arena. Two days ago, 17 MPs of the Lok Sabha and 8 from the Rajya Sabha have tested positive for COVID-19 in those tests before the morning assembly of Parliament Monsoon Session started.
Before that incident, multiple union ministers have tested positive for COVID-19 virus, including Union home minister Amit Shah, Union Cabinet Minister in Ministry of Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Ayurveda Shirpad Naik, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Arjun Ram Meghwal and the Cabinet Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan.
A new name was added to that list. 63-year-old, the Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Mr Nitin Gadkari. He was tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday. The union minister already confirmed the news and has self-isolated himself.
He tweeted about this on September 16 at 09:32 PM. He wrote on his Twitter post, “Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my Doctor. During the course of my check up, I have been tested COVID 19 positive. I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all. I have isolated myself.” He tweeted again at 09:32 PM and wrote “I request everyone who has come in my contact to be careful and follow the protocol. Stay safe.”
Mr Gadkari had tested negative in the mandatory COVID-19 tests for parliament members conducted before the Parliament Monsoon Session started on Monday. Mr Gadkari had attended Parliament Monsoon Session on Monday and was seated in the front row for a short time. According to the sources, his positive result came from a test conducted in Nagpur.