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Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for Covid-19

Devendra Fadnavis is in-charge of the BJP’s poll campaign for the assembly elections in Bihar, which will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7. The counting of votes will take place on November 10.

india Updated: Oct 24, 2020, 19:03 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis(File photo)

Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Saturday he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and has gone into isolation. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader informed on Twitter that he is under medication and treatment according to the advice of doctors.

Fadnavis is in-charge of the BJP’s poll campaign for the assembly elections in Bihar, which will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7. “God wants me to stop for a while and take a break,” Fadnavis said. The counting of votes will take place on November 10.

“I have been working every single day since the lockdown but now it seems that God wants me to stop for a while and take a break ! I have tested Covid-19 positive and in isolation. Taking all medication & treatment as per the advice of the doctors,” he wrote on Twitter.

The BJP leader requested those who have made contact with him recently to get tested for the virus as well. “Those who have come in contact with me are advised to get covid19 tests done. Take care, everyone!” he said.

Deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi had tested positive for Covid-19 just a few days ago. In a tweet, the BJP leader had said he has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna and that he will be back soon for poll campaigning in the state.

In its election manifesto released on Thursday for Bihar, the BJP promised to provide free vaccine for Covid-19 as soon as it was available for mass production, a promise that kicked-off a political storm in the nation with several other states following suit.

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