A senior BJP MLA examined coronavirus constructive hours after he voted for the Rajya Sabha elections on the Madhya Pradesh Meeting on Friday, triggering panic amongst different legislators who had exercised their proper in the identical premises. A number of MLAs right now queued up at a hospital to get examined for the virus that has killed almost 500 individuals within the state.
In line with experiences, the MLA had given his pattern for COVID-19 check on Friday afternoon after his spouse complained of uneasiness. Within the night, they had been knowledgeable that they had been constructive for the virus.
On Saturday, BJP MLAs Yashpal Singh Sisodiya, Dilip Makwana and Devilal Dhakad turned up for coronavirus check on the state-run JP Hospital in Bhopal.
“I got here right here together with two different MLAs from our division- Dilip Makwana and Devilal Dhakad – after we got here to know by means of media and social media that one of many MLAs from our division has examined constructive for COVID-19,” Mr Sisodiya stated.
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“We haven’t any signs, however got here to take the check for COVID-19 as a precautionary measure,” he stated.
Mr Dhakad stated he had dined with the coronavirus constructive MLA two days in the past.
Madhya Pradesh Meeting’s principal secretary, AP Singh, stated the authorities had taken precautions earlier than and through voting. They’re scanning safety footage to determine who had are available contact with the MLA.
“All staff had been in security gears in the course of the Rajya Sabha election course of. The meeting campus was being sanitised each 15-20 minutes in the course of the polling course of…We are actually going by means of the CCTV footage to hint those that had are available his contact,” he stated.
He’s the second Madhya Pradesh MLA to have contracted the virus. A Congress MLA – coronavirus constructive – voted on Friday, turning up carrying full physique protecting swimsuit.
The BJP gained two of three Rajya Sabha seats; the Congress, which misplaced energy within the state earlier this yr, gained a single seat. Veteran Congress chief Digvijaya Singh can be returning to higher home of parliament for the second consecutive time period together with BJP leaders Jyotiraditya Scindia and Sumer Singh Solanki.
Madhya Pradesh has reported over 11,500 coronavirus circumstances until now.
With inputs from PTI