Pankaj Singh, son of Defence Minster Rajnath Singh, tests positive for COVID-19
By Jahanbee Gupta
Gautam Buddha Nagar MLA Pankaj Singh is the latest BJP lawmaker and son of the union defence minister Rajnath Singh. He has been tested positive for the coronavirus. He said late on Monday night that he was hospitalized on the advice of doctors and requested all those who have come in contact with him in the last few days, to please isolate themselves and get themselves tested.
Rajnath Singh heard the news of infection hours before when he was set to leave for Russia to attend a crucial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), which is expected to deliberate on regional security scenario. He was recently promoted to the post of BJP`s Vice President for Uttar Pradesh. Previously, BJP UP president Swatantra Dev Singh was too tested positive of COVID-19
Technical Education Minister Kamal Rani Varun and Chetan Chauhan - two lawmakers of Uttar Pradesh, who was handling Sainik Welfare, Home Guards, PRD, and Civil Security portfolios, succumbed to Covid-19 in August.