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COVID-19 positive Congress MLA votes in PPE kit for Rajya Sabha polls


Radhika Dhawad | Jun 19, 2020 16:00

COVID-19 positive Congress MLA votes in PPE kit for Rajya Sabha polls…

COVID-19 positive Congress MLA  Kunal Chaudhary arrived in a PPE kit to cast his vote for the 24-seat Rajya Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh on Friday.
Congress MLA in PPE kit

Congress MLA Kunal Chaudhary, who is a COVID-19 patient, arrived in a PPE kit to cast his vote for the 24-seat Rajya Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh on Friday.

The MLA, who was the last one to vote, was tested for COVID-19 on June 12. Chaudhary told NDTV, “I reached Vidhan Sabha around 12.45 pm in an ambulance, with full precaution wearing a PPE kit, the officials were also wearing PPE kit, though I felt they were a bit scared, which is natural. I voted for my party candidate and came back.” To ensure virus doesn’t get spread from respiratory droplets, people around him ensured strict social distancing.

In Madhya Pradesh, a candidate needs 52 votes for winning a seat in the Rajya Sabha elections.

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