Days after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan examined optimistic for coronavirus, two extra ministers in his cupboard have contracted the illness. Whereas Water Assets Minister Tulsi Silawat introduced his take a look at outcome on Twitter on Tuesday night time, Minister of State for Backward Lessons and Minorities Welfare, Ramkhelavan Patel is the most recent addition within the listing of Madhya Pradesh ministers who’ve examined optimistic for the virus.
BJP’s state common secretary (organisation) Suhas Bhagat and state president VD Sharma had additionally examined optimistic.
Mr Bhagat and Mr Sharma had travelled to Lucknow together with the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, and Minister Arvind Singh Bhadoria – each examined optimistic later.
With this, all of the 4 BJP leaders who flew to Lucknow to attend Governor Lalji Tandon’s final rites final week have turned COVID-19 optimistic.
Cooperative Minister Arvind Bhadoria had been holding public conferences, in Bhind district the place various meeting segments are to have by-elections, earlier than his coronavirus checks outcomes had been out.
Tulsi Silawat, who was among the many 22 Congress MLAs whose resignation triggered the autumn of Kamal Nath authorities in March, had additionally been holding public conferences as by-elections are due in his constituency Sanwer.
When Shivraj Chouhan examined optimistic on July 25, the leaders who had been in shut contact with him had been suggested to quarantine themselves.
Mr Silavat, nevertheless, allegedly met about three and a half thousand individuals who got here to attend a gathering he known as at Indore’s BJP workplace. He additionally allegedly met many supporters and held rallies.
The opposition Congress attacked the BJP for flouting tips to stem the unfold of coronavirus.
“The Prime Minister had appealed for social distancing however BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh have been holding digital rallies. The cupboard saved transferring, the corona saved spreading,” mentioned former minister Jeetu Patwari.
The Madhya Pradesh Congress has additionally accused state House Minister Narottam Mishra of defying social distancing guidelines and assembly individuals throughout the pandemic and has introduced a reward of Rs 11,000 for any BJP chief who can get the minister to comply with the coronavirus tips.
In the meantime, 9 legislators, together with seven BJP MLAs and two Congress MLAs, have thus far examined COVID-19 optimistic in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has reported round 30,000 COVID optimistic instances and 830 deaths thus far, out of which round 6000 instances and 160 deaths have been reported within the state capital Bhopal itself.