10,Circular Road in Corona grip
LAW KUMAR MISHRA
PATNA: Corona virus has crossed all political limits.On Sunday,virus entered 10,Circular road Bungalow of the RJD leaders,Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi .Their two former minister sons,Tejashwi Prasad Yadav,who is leader of opposition and Tejpraap Pratap stay in the same bungalow.
Patna Municipal Corporation and health department officers visited the bungalow which is close to the CM House and entire complex was sanitized as 13 members in the residential office of Yadavas were found having positive symptoms.Rabri has been advised home isolation as precautionary measure.
National secretary general of JDU,R C P Singh,MP ,his wife and six members in his official bungalow near the VIP Strand Road area close to Raj Bhawan too have been admitted in AIIMS here.They had rested positive on Saturday.Singh had been engaged in virtual rallies organised by JDU for the last 15 days.Party had cancelled its proposed mega rally scheduled for August 7. Two other JDU MLAs,Lallan Paswan and Sunil Chaudhury too have been rushed to AIIMS as they carried the virus.Last week,Sunil Kumar Singh,a BJP legislator had died of Corona.
District Magistrate of Patna,K Ravi has issued a tweet declaring he too has been hit by Corona virus and went into a fortnightn isolation handing over the charge to his junior colleague ,Richi Pandey. Earlier,BJP’s Bettiah district unit president fell victim to the Virus attack and died in Bettiah sadar hospital.
Last week,state BJP president,Sanjay Jaiswal,vice-president and 75 office-bearers who had attended the virtual rallies too were hit by virus and admitted in hospitals.Three cabinet colleagues of the chief minister were treated for Corona in AIIMS. Over 55000 people in Bihar have been found Corona positive in the state with Patna,Gaya and Bhagalpur having highest share. In Patna,594 fresh cases were detected on Sunday.
According to official sources,28 staff and one doctor in Patna Medical College Hospital,12 in IGIIMS,both Corona dedicated hospitals have tested positive.Since March,14 doctors in different hospitals have died due to Corona.
Corona has its effect on pre=assembly election activities.All parties have urged the Election Commission to postpone elections.Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president,Madan Mohan Jha too demanded rescheduling of the elections scheduled for October-November.