Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela has tested positive for the coronavirus and is displaying mild symptoms and is currently quarantined at home.
A decision on whether to hospitalise him or continue with home-care will be taken on Sunday.
The former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) general secretary was suffering from fever for 3-4 days.
Vaghela, fondly known as 'Bapu' by supporters, on Monday tendered his resignation from his post as well as the primary membership of the Sharad Pawar-led party. He was upset with his replacement by Jayant Patel.
Vaghela had also expressed displeasure over the lone NCP legislator in Gujarat Kandhal Jadeja voting for the BJP in the Rajya Sabha polls by violating the whip.
He set up his own political front called 'Praja Shakti Morcho' and had been raising the fuel price hike in the past couple of days. Vaghela served as the Gujarat Chief Minister in 1996.
(With inputs from IANS)