Sonari MLA Nabanita Handique tests COVID-19 positive


Guwahati: Sonari MLA Nabanita Handique tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday. 

On Thursday, MLA Nabanita Handique’s son Karanjyoti Handique was also tested positive for COVID-19. The incident came into light when The MLA’s driver and a close aide have also been infected with the contagious disease.

Earlier several other politicians including MLAs Krishnendu Paul, Narayan Deka, Balin Chetia and former Silchar MP Sushmita Dev tested positive.

MLA Nabanita Handique was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly from Sonari in the 2019 by election as a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.