JP Nadda, the BJP’s leader, and Rajnath Singh, the Union Defense Minister, both tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
Several political personalities have tested positive for the new coronavirus Covid-19 in the last 48 hours, as Covid-19 cases continue to climb unchecked across poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. The present government ministers are being blamed by the opposition as “super spreaders.
Radha Mohan Singh, the BJP’s National Vice President and a senior politician, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, a day after he attended a major meeting of the state election committee with CM Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, and UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh. A similar conference was scheduled for Tuesday in the national capital, but sources say it will instead take place virtually.
“I was tested for Covid-19 after experiencing first symptoms, and my results were positive. I’ve gone into seclusion. My symptoms are minor, and I am in good health. “I request that all those who have recently contacted me be examined,” Radha Mohan Singh tweeted. According to sources, after Singh displayed symptoms, the whole UP BJP headquarters was subjected to tests, with the majority of BJP personnel testing negative.
JP Nadda, the BJP’s leader, and Rajnath Singh, the Union Defense Minister, both tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Both leaders used their official Twitter accounts to disseminate the information, urging anyone who had just met them to exercise caution.
The incumbent government was attacked by the Samajwadi Party, which said that BJP leaders were behaving as’super spreaders’ for votes and didn’t care about people’s lives. “BJP politicians who attended the meeting last evening in which Radha Mohan Singh was present should go for obligatory quarantine of at least three days,” SP MLC Sunil Singh Sajan said News18. At the very least, they should be concerned for the lives of the people. They just care about votes and will go to any length to get them. The rules should be the same for everyone, and it should not be assumed that simply because someone is a member of the ruling party, they are free to break the Covid procedure.” SP head Akhilesh Yadav had quarantined himself after his wife Dimple Yadav tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago, while Yadav had tested negative.
On Tuesday morning, UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh began a door-to-door campaign in the Ballu Adda neighbourhood of Lucknow, the state capital. “In accordance with the EC norms, we’re reaching out to people in groups of five, considering their recommendations; we’ll win 300+ seats and establish government under Yogi Ji’s leadership,” UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh told news agency ANI on Tuesday morning.