BJP President JP Nadda  |  Photo Credit: PTI
- The BJP chief has tested COVID-19 positive at a time when he was on a 120-day national tour
- As part of his national tour, he recently visited West Bengal and met party leadership in the state
New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday tested positive for coronavirus. Before confirming that he is in home isolation, he urged everyone who came in contact with him recently to get themselves checked.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, JP Nadda said, “After exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus initially, I got myself tested and the report came back positive. I am in good health and following all the guidelines of home isolation on the advice of doctors.”
“My request is, whoever has come in contact in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get yourself checked,” he tweeted in Hindi.
JP Nadda recently visited West Bengal, part of his 120-day national tour, and met party leadership in the state. His trip to the eastern state, however, turned into a nightmare when his convoy was attacked near Diamond Harbour.
Nadda’s convoy was pelted with stones last week by alleged Trinamool Congress workers at Sirakol in Diamond Harbour area of South 24 Parganas district, where he had gone to address a rally. Nadda called the attack “unprecedented” and alleged the state has slipped into “complete lawlessness and goonda raj”.
Seven persons were arrested in West Bengal for their alleged involvement in the attack while the Union Home Ministry has summoned senior officials of West Bengal administration in connection with the matter.
Reacting to the attack, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Bengal has descended into an era of tyranny, anarchy and darkness under the Trinamool rule. The manner in which political violence has been institutionalized and brought to the extreme in West Bengal under TMC rule is sad and worrying.”