Jagat Prakash Nadda, BJP President tests positive for COVID-19

Jagat Prakash Nadda Party President of Bhartiya Janata Party has tested positive today for COVID-19. Sharing the information on Twitter, the politician said he was under home quarantine and following all measures prescribed by doctors. He also urged all those who came in his contact to self-isolate and get tested.

His tweet read, “I got myself tested on observing initial symptoms of COVID-19 and was found positive. My health is fine and I am under home-isolation, following all directions of the doctors. I request all who came in my contact in the past few days to self-isolate and undergo tests,” he wrote on Twitter.


Nadda has also alleged Trinamool Congress workers had reportedly threw stones over their convey 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 commented that the state has slipped into “complete lawlessness and goonda raj”.

All BJP leaders in the convoy got injured, except Nadda as he was in a bullet-proof car, Mukul Roy, national vice-president of BJP 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,” Amit Shah, home minister, tweeted.

Those present at the scene said, that the alleged TMC workers, some carrying sticks and iron rods and others armed with bricks, blocked the road near Sirakul in South 24 Pargana district adjoining Kolkata with motorcyles. Seven persons were arrested in West Bengal for their alleged involvement in the attack, according to officials.

India reported 30,254 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the data released by union ministry of health and family welfare.