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Day after attending rally at Calcutta, Babul Supriyo tests positive for Covid-19

Union minister, who had blamed the police for not controlling crowds at roadshow, won’t be able to vote
Babul Supriyo.
Babul Supriyo.
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Our Bureau, Agencies   |   Calcutta   |   Published 25.04.21, 02:24 PM

Union Minister Babul Supriyo Sunday informed that he and his wife have tested positive for Covid-19 and hence he won't be able to vote in Asansol on April 26.

Supriyo has tested positive for the virus for the second time.

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He, however, said mentally he will be with the BJP candidates of the Asansol area and will monitor the situation from home.

"Both me & my wife have tested positive. Me for the 2nd time!! V Sad that I won't be able to vote in Asansol. I needed to be there on the road too for the 26th polls where 'desperate' @AITCofficial goons hv already unleashed their terror machinery to disrupt free & fair polls (sic)," Supriyo tweeted.

"However, the #TMchhi terror machinery who I hv handled (well) since 2014 may not rejoice. Wil b doing my duties frm my room & b right by my candidates mentally in every way possible to ensure 9/9 seats there (sic)," he said in a series of tweets.

The MP had attended a rally at Entally in Calcutta on Saturday, an event that drew charges that the crowd count exceeded 500 and physical distancing was lax.

“We had been very strict to ensure that only 200, not even 500 chairs, were placed.… Social distance was maintained between the chairs…. I know if rules are flouted, the commission will hand me a letter. But if people come out and gather around, what can I do? What was Didi’s police doing? Why weren’t they strict,” he had asked.

However, the police now are under the Election Commission.

Supriyo, a two-time MP from Asansol, is contesting assembly election from Tollygunge Assembly seat where voting is over.

The seventh phase of elections in 36 Assembly segments in Bengal will be held on April 26.



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