Union Minister Nitin Gadkari checks COVID-19 constructive, isolates himself


Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday mentioned that he has examined constructive for coronavirus COVID-19, including that he has remoted himself. The Minister of Road Transport and Highways has requested everybody who has are available in his contact to comply with required protocols.

Taking to micro-blogging website Twitter, Gadkari said that he was feeling weak on September 15 and consulted a health care provider. During the check-up, he examined constructive. He added that presently, he’s doing effectively.

“Yesterday, I was feeling weak and consulted my Doctor. During the course of my check up, I have been tested COVID 19 positive. I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all. I have isolated myself. I request everyone who has come in my contact to be careful and follow the protocol. Stay safe,” he tweeted.

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Gadkari’s ministerial colleagues Amit Shah, Shripad Naik, Dharmendra Pradhan, Kailash Choudhary, Arjun Ram Meghwal, Gajendra Shekhawat and Suresh Angadi have been additionally identified with COVID-19 not too long ago.

Prominent politicians who examined COVID-19 constructive not too long ago embody Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, and Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Maharashtra ministers Ashok Chavan and Dhananjay Munde had additionally examined constructive. 

On September 14, because the monsoon session of Parliament started, a complete of 23 MPs examined constructive for the COVID-19. The monsoon session is scheduled from September 14 to October 1. Six Rajya Sabha MPs examined coronavirus constructive together with two MPs every from the BJP and Congress and one every from RJD and TMC, in response to sources.

At least 17 Lok Sabha MPs examined constructive for COVID-19 together with Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh, added the sources. Other MPs who’ve been discovered COVID-19 constructive are Sukhbir Singh, Hanuman Beniwal, Sukanata Majumdar, Goddeti Madhavi, Pratap Rao Jadav, Janardan Singh, Bidyut Baran, Pradan Baruah, N Reddeppa, Selvam G, Pratap Rao Patil, Ram Shankar Katheria, Satya Pal Singh and Rodmal Nagar. The BJP has a most number–12, the YRS Congress has two MPs, the Shiv Sena, DMK and RLP one every.

Hectic preparations have been underway for the Monsoon Session with a number of first-time measures taken due to the coronavirus pandemic. These new measures embody testing of MPs, staggered seating preparations in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, and using each chambers and galleries to accommodate the members.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla had mentioned that 257 members can be seated within the Lok Sabha corridor, 172 in Lok Sabha gallery, 60 in Rajya Sabha and 51 within the Rajya Sabha gallery as a result of COVID-19 disaster. He had mentioned makes an attempt have been made to minimise using paper and MPs will mark their attendance digitally. Screen LEDs can be put as much as conduct the proceedings easily.

Chambers can be sanitised and the MPS should endure the RT-PCR take a look at for COVID-19 earlier than the session begins, the Lok Sabha Speaker had mentioned.

Amid the Opposition’s demand for the election of the Deputy Speaker, the Lok Sabha Speaker had mentioned the home and the federal government need to take a name on it. Birla had mentioned holding the monsoon session this 12 months was a problem due to the COVID-19 pandemic however it is going to be “historic”.

“Holding the monsoon session was a challenge during the pandemic but we have to fulfil our constitutional responsibilities. We want Parliament to become more accountable and answerable to people,” Birla had mentioned at a press convention. “This session will be a historic session as it is being held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our effort is to conduct the session as per the guidelines issued in the wake of the pandemic,” he had added.

Birla had mentioned the Zero Hour can be of half-an-hour period and there’ll no Question Hour however written questions might be requested they usually should be answered. When requested about opposition leaders asking in regards to the Deputy Speaker election, Birla had mentioned he does not need to elect, and it’s for the home and the federal government to resolve.