Ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi exams optimistic for COVID-19

Guwahati, August 26

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi mentioned on Wednesday that he has been recognized with COVID-19.

The veteran Congress chief urged all those that got here involved with him not too long ago to get examined.

“I’ve been examined COVID-19 optimistic yesterday.

People who got here involved with me throughout the previous few days, ought to go for Covid check instantly,” he tweeted.

His spouse Dolly Gogoi has examined damaging, celebration sources mentioned.

Doctors have suggested the 85-year-old politician to remain in house isolation, a celebration spokesperson mentioned.

Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wished Gogoi a speedy restoration.

Sarma, who was a senior minister in Gogoi’s cupboard earlier than becoming a member of the BJP, mentioned {that a} group of docs has been stored prepared to supply the most effective medical care to the senior politician.

“I wish speedy recovery to former Chief Minister Sri @tarun_gogoi as he has been found #COVID19 positive. We have kept a team of doctors ready for best possible medical care and assistance to our revered senior leader,” he tweeted.

Gogoi has been on the forefront of the Congress’s initiative to type a ‘Grand Alliance’, comprising of events against the BJP, for the 2021 meeting polls within the state.

He was holding conferences frequently with members of his personal celebration and different oufits.

He attended the working committee assembly of the Congress state unit at a resort right here and in addition hosted a number of conferences at his residence in the previous few days.

Gogoi, who represents the Titabor meeting constituency in Jorhat district, is the 13th Assam legislator to be recognized with COVID-19.

His former cupboard colleague Ajanta Neog, the MLA from Golaghat, examined COVID-positive on Tuesday and was admitted to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.

Another former Congress minister and legislator from Samaguri constituency in Nagaon, Rakibul Hussain, and his spouse had earlier examined COVID-positive.

Of the 13 legislators who’ve been recognized with COVID-19, seven are from the BJP, three from the Congress, two from the AGP and one from the AIUDF.

BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa examined optimistic on Saturday and has been admitted to the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital.

The BJP MLAs to be discovered COVID-positive are Mihir Kanti Shome from Udharbond, Deputy Speaker Aminul Haq Laskar from Sonai, Krishnendu Paul from Patharkandi, Narayan Deka of Borkhetry, Bolin Chetia from Sadiya, Nabanita Handique from Sonari and Atul Bora of Dispur.

AGP’s West Gauhati legislator Ramendra Narayan Kalita and Dergaon MLA Bhabendra Nath Bharali have additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19.

AIUDF’s Algapur MLA Nizamuddin Choudhury and eight members of his household had been additionally recognized with COVID-19.

Another distinguished politician from the state to check optimistic for COVID-19 was All India Mahila Congress president and former Silchar Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Dev. PTI

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