Bengal Elections 2021: RSP candidate Pradip Kumar Nandi dies of COVID-19

Pradip Kumar Nandi, an RSP candidate from the Jangipur assembly constituency in the Murshidabad district and was campaigning in the ongoing West Bengal assembly elections.

The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) candidate – Pradip Kumar Nandi, from the Jangipur assembly seat died at a hospital in Bengal, on Friday, news agency PTI quoted a Health Department official as saying.

Earlier this week, along with Mr Nandi four other candidates contesting the West Bengal Assembly elections contracted the novel Coronavirus, as three are from the Trinamool Congress (TMC), and one of them was reported to be a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate.

Nandi, 73, the RSP candidate from the Jangipur assembly constituency in Murshidabad district was campaigning in the ongoing West Bengal assembly elections, was reported to be under home isolation and taken to the Berhampore hospital on Thursday night after his condition deteriorated.

He had comorbidities and died around 6 pm at the medical facility, the official said.

So far, numerous candidates have been tested positive for the virus while campaigning as not all Covid-19 safety protocols can be followed after a hectic election season.

Congress candidate from Samsherganj assembly segment Rezaul Haque, was also tested positive for Covid-19 and died at a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday.

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