“One party leader came to meet us three days ago and later he was found Covid-19 positive. As a precautionary measure, samples were collected from the party office-bearers and staff members on Monday,” Devesh Kumar informed ET. “Twenty-four people have come out positive, including four office-bearers. All, including me, are asymptomatic and are in home quarantine.”
The quantity might enhance following the take a look at outcomes of members of the family of those that have been discovered constructive, stated individuals conscious of the matter. Besides, they stated, the social gathering chief referred to by Kumar had moved across the social gathering workplace and met a number of leaders at senior in addition to district stage. This got here on a day when Bihar recorded the largest single-day enhance of 1,432 new Covid -19 instances.
On Tuesday, the state authorities introduced a whole lockdown in city areas from July 15-31.
The improvement additionally gave the opposition an opportunity to assault the BJP for holding digital rallies and supporting calls for for holding meeting elections as per schedule in October-November. “From CM’s residence to deputy CM’s office, secretariat and now BJP office, corona has spread everywhere,” chief of opposition Tejashwi Yadav informed media individuals. “BJP is doing virtual rallies and spreading the infection. Which Jamaat do they belong to? They are preparing for elections at a time when people are dying. They want elections over people’s dead bodies.”
Congress chief Premchand Mishra additionally demanded a delay in election. “When those in power and in the government are getting infected in large numbers, how can they agree to hold elections on time? This is not an apt time to hold elections in the state,” he informed ET.
The ruling JD (U), nevertheless, maintained that it had no points with holding state polls on time. “The decision to hold the Bihar assembly election on time has been taken by the Election Commission after consulting all the political parties,” JD (U) spokesman Rajeev Ranjan informed ET. “The opposition is scared of a defeat in upcoming elections and that’s why it is raising these issues.”