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BJP President JP Nadda Tests Positive for Covid-19; Mamata Banerjee Wishes Speedy Recovery

BJP national president JP Nadda addresses 'Karyakarta' meeting at Radio Station Ground, Diamond Harbour in South 24 Pargana district on Thursday. (PTI)

BJP national president JP Nadda addresses 'Karyakarta' meeting at Radio Station Ground, Diamond Harbour in South 24 Pargana district on Thursday. (PTI)

Announcing the Covid-19 diagnosis on Twitter, JP Nadda said he is in home isolation as per coronavirus protocol and is in good health.

BJP national president JP Nadda has tested positive for Covid-19. Announcing the diagnosis on Twitter, Nadda said he is in home isolation as per coronavirus protocol and is in good health.

The BJP chief also appealed to people who came in contact with him recently to get tested for Covid-19 and self-isolate. “I have tested positive for Covid-19 after showing initial symptoms. I am in good health. Following doctors’ advice, I am following all Covid-19 protocol in home isolation. I appeal to the people who came in contact with me in recent days to isolate themselves and get tested,” Nadda said.

Nadda recently wrapped up a visit to West Bengal where his convoy was attacked by alleged Trinamool Congress workers with stones and bricks at Diamond Harbour, the Lok Sabha constituency of chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee. The war of words that ensued between BJP and Trinamool Congress snowballed into a Centre versus state faceoff when the Union home ministry summoned three IPS officers overseeing Nadda’s security on central deputation. The West Bengal government has rebuffed the order.

Amid the tug-of-war, Mamata Banerjee extended good health wishes to Nadda on Sunday evening. "Heard about BJP National President Shri @JPNadda testing positive for COVID-19. Wishing him a speedy recovery and good health. My prayers are with him and his family during this time," she wrote on Twitter.

first published:December 13, 2020, 17:46 IST