75 BJP leaders including staff test positive for coronavirus in Bihar


Guwahati: As many as 75 Bihar BJP leaders including office staff working at the state party headquarter in Patna have tested positive for Covid-19.

Samples of hundred leaders and office staff were collected yesterday after one of the party leaders who had tested positive, attended a regional meeting of the party four days back.

Their report came early Monday morning in which 75 of them were found to be positive. Top leaders who tested positive include organisational general secretary Nagendra and state general secretary Devesh Kumar. Party state vice president Rajesh Verma and former MLC Radha Mohan Sharma have also tested positive. Report of three staff working at the state BJP headquarter have also come positive.

The district administration has sealed the BJP office after party leaders and staff tested positive for the virus.

The administration has also declared the BJP office located on the Beer Chand Patel Marg as a containment zone.

The district administration will soon start sanitisation of the BJP office.

In the run up to the assembly elections, BJP office in Patna witnessed massive crowding over the last few days as several public meetings are taking place almost every day. Ticket seekers for elections are also thronging the BJP office on a regular basis.