LS session: BJP's Anant Kumar Hegde, Meenakshi Lekhi among 17 MPs to test positive for coronavirus

New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS): Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma are among 17 Member of Parliament (MPs) who have tested positive for coronavirus in the mandatory tests conducted before the Monsoon Session of Parliament which began on Monday.

As many as 12 MPs from the BJP the most from any party in Lok Sabha, were found infected with the disease during the test followed by the YSR Congress's two MPs and one each of the DMK, the Shiv Sena and the RLP.

Others who have been detected Covid-19 positive include Pratap Rao Jadav, Janardan Singh, Sukhbir Singh, Hanuman Beniwal, Sukanata Majumdar, Goddeti Madhavi, Bidyut Baran, Pradan Baruah, N. Reddeppa, Selvam G, Pratap Rao Patil, Ram Shankar Katheria, Satya Pal Singh and Rodmal Nagar.

The Lok Sabha members were tested at the Parliament House on September 13 and 14-- a during a mandatory test for those attending this year's Monsoon Session which will end on October 1.

BJP MP Sukanta Majumdar in a tweet on Sunday morning declared he had tested Covid-19 positive.

"I am doing well and taking doctors' advice. Requesting all those who have come in close contact with me in the last few days to monitor their health and get tested in case of any symptoms," Majumdar tweeted.

The results come at a time when India on Monday registered 48,464,27 Covid-19 cases across the country with a massive spike of 92,071 cases including 1,136 deaths in 24 hours.

Earlier, at least seven Union Ministers and around 25 MPs and MLAs had contracted the disease. Among them were Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who underwent a thorough medical examination at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) before the parliament session started.

An MP and several MLAS have died from the highly-infectious pandemic.

The Monsoon Session of parliament this time is being held with large-scale safety protocols in place that include staggered seating of MPs in chambers of both Houses to maintain physical distancing.

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the MPs this time registered their attendance using the 'Attendance Register' App: a step forward in digitalising operations at the Parliament.



Comment on this article

  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 15 2020

    He would have been successful MARKETING EXECUTIVE for any company as he has got such convenience power to sell any product let say BJPee lies! Yes he sells lies like naked truth for the voters and voters believing it and in return offer their valuable votes to him besides he enjoy the TAXPAYER salary as his fundamental rights.

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  • MIA, Udupi

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Better conduct online or zoom meeting to avoid getting infected by virus. If school can teach kids thru online why cant this politician use zoom or online aap to conduct meetings.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    We pray for your good health Anant Kumar Hegde, Meenakshi Lekhi and all MPS who test positive for corona virus.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Get Well Soon ...

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  • CA girishkk, M'lore/DXB

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Ghantaa bhajavo aur Thalia karneka...!!!

    Jokers totally off guard...., Thablighi theory is totally fall flat

    Once a joker always a Joker 🤪🤪😛

    Jai hind

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Mon, Sep 14 2020

    Mr. Hegde had said during August that this is common flu so he and the other MP's should not worry about this. Except for Mr.Shah who was admitted to AIIMS

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