BJP boss JP Nadda tests positive for coronavirus

BJP boss JP Nadda tests positive for coronavirus

JP Nadda announced on Twitter that she tested positive for the new coronavirus

New Delhi:

BJP chief JP Nadda announced today that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus and has isolated himself at home. Mr. Nadda shared the news on his Twitter account today.

Nadda, 60, said she got tested after experiencing some initial symptoms, adding that her health is fine.

In his Hindi tweet, he asked everyone who has contacted him in the past few days to get tested.

Several people wished the BJP leader a speedy recovery on Twitter, including Union Minister Smriti Irani, who tweeted: “Get better soon sir.”

Former Maharashtra Prime Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted: “We wish you a speedy recovery Mananeeya Adhyaksh JP Nadda ji. Have a quick recovery! Maharashtra awaits you soon to welcome you.”

BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia also tweeted, wishing Nadda’s speedy recovery.


Several politicians have contracted the virus that has affected nearly a million people in India. Union Interior Minister Amit Shah tested positive and was later cured of COVID-19. Karnataka’s chief minister, BS Yediyurappa, also tested positive for the virus and was hospitalized for a time.

Manipur’s chief minister and BJP leader N Biren Singh tested positive for the deadly virus last month.

Other ministers who tested positive include Nitin Gadkari, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Ayush Minister Shirpad Naik, Junior Agriculture Minister Kailash Choudhary, Minister of Heavy Industries and Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of Dharmendra Pradhan oil, among others. Several MLAs and MPs across the country also tested positive.

India reported a daily increase of 30,254 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, bringing its count to 98.57 lakhs, data from the Health Ministry showed this morning. The country has a total of 98,57,029 infections, the second highest in the world after the United States, but the daily count has been slowly declining since it peaked in September.