BJP leader wanted to give Mamata Banerjee Covid hug, tests +ve for virus

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Anupam Hazra, who has recently been appointed as a national secretary of the BJP, was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata, they said.

india Updated: Oct 02, 2020 14:55 IST

After his controversial statement, the Trinamool Congress had lodged a police complaint against Hazra for maligning a public figure, who is a woman, thus violating the Constitution After his controversial statement, the Trinamool Congress had lodged a police complaint against Hazra for maligning a public figure, who is a woman, thus violating the Constitution(ANI Photo)

BJP leader Anupam Hazra, who had threatened to hug West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee if he got infected with Covid-19, has tested positive for the disease, health officials said.

Hazra, who has recently been appointed as a national secretary of the BJP, was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata, they said.

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He had complained of uneasiness and his samples were tested for coronavirus, the report of which returned as positive, the officials said.

After his controversial statement, the Trinamool Congress had lodged a police complaint against Hazra for maligning a public figure, who is a woman, thus violating the Constitution.

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