17 MPs of the Lok Sabha have tested positive for coronavirus in the mandatory tests carried out before the monsoon session of parliament started this morning. Among the infected MPs, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has a maximum number — 12. The YSR Congress has two MPs, the Shiv Sena, DMK, and RLP one each.
The Lok Sabha members were tested at the Parliament House on September 13 and 14. One of the infected MPs, the BJP’s Sukanta Majumdar, tweeted his positive status yesterday.
“Requesting all those who have come in close contact with me in the last few days to monitor their health and get tested in case of any symptoms,” his tweet read.
The Monsoon Session is said to continue for the next 18 days. Around 200 of the 785 MPs are above the age of 65 years and are among the population vulnerable to coronavirus.
LIST OF MPS WHO TESTED COVID-19 POSITIVE
(TEST UNDERGONE IN PARLIAMENT HOUSE COMPLEX)
|NAME OF MPs||PARTY|
|Shri Sukhbir Singh Jaunpuria, MP||BJP|
|Shri Hanuman Beniwal, MP||RLP|
|Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, MP||BJP|
|Dr. Sukanata Majumdar, MP||BJP|
|Shri Anant Kumar Hegde, MP||BJP|
|Smt. Goddeti Madhavi, MP||YRSC|
|Shri Pratap Rao Jadav, MP||SHIV SENA|
|Shri Janardan Singh Sigriwal, MP||BJP|
|Shri Bidyut Baran Mahato, MP||BJP|
|Shri Pradan Baruah, MP||BJP|
|Shri N. Reddeppa, MP||YRSC|
|Shri Selvam. G, MP||DMK|
|Shri Pratap Rao Patil||BJP|
|Dr. Ram Shankar Katheria, MP||BJP|
|Shri Parvesh Sahib Singh, MP||BJP|
|Dr. Satya Pal Singh, MP||BJP|
|Shri Rodmal Nagar, MP||BJP|