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Published On: Sun, Dec 13th, 2020

BJP president JP Nadda tests positive for COVID-19,

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Nadda-2NEW DELHI : Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) President JP Nadda informed on Sunday (December 13, 2020) that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Mr Nadda, 60, said that he got the test done after he experienced some initial symptoms and added that his health is fine. In his tweet in Hindi, he asked everyone who has come in contact with him in the past few days to get tested.
“My condition is alright and I am following all instructions after going for home isolation on the advice of doctors. I request everyone who got in touch with me in the last few days to isolate themselves and undergo test,” he said.
The BJP leader took to microblogging site on Twitter announcing that he has contracted the infection. He tweeted in Hindi which rough;y translates to: “I have tested positive for COVID-19 after showing initial symptoms. I am in good health. Following doctors’ advice, I am following all Covid-19 protocol in home isolation. I appeal to the people who came in contact with me in recent days to isolate themselves and get tested.”
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wished Nadda a speedy recovery. She wrote: “Heard about BJP National President Shri JP Nadda testing positive for COVID-19. Wishing him a speedy recovery and good health. My prayers are with him and his family during this time.”
Notably, JP Nadda has just returned from a two-day visit to West Bengal. During his Nadda’s visit to the state, his convoy in West Bengal was attacked and it was allaged that TMC workers pelted stones, injuring several people from the cavalcade.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday summoned three senior IPS officers to serve in central deputation after the attack on BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy. According to PTI, three senior IPS officers of West Bengal, who were responsible for BJP chief J P Nadda’s security, have been asked to serve in the central deputation.

The BJP chief had been maintaining an active schedule and had visited states such as Uttarakhand and West Bengal recently. A number of people wished the senior BJP leader a speedy recovery on Twitter including Union Minister Smriti Irani who tweeted, “Get well soon sir.”
Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted: “Wishing you a very speedy recovery Mananeeya Adhyaksh JP Nadda ji. Get well soon! Maharashtra awaits to welcome you soon.”

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