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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari tests Covid-19 positive amid political turmoil, admitted to hospital

Bhagat Singh Koshyari, who turned 80 on June 17, has been admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai.

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari tests Covid-19 positive amid political turmoil, admitted to hospital

New Delhi: Amid a political turmoil in the state, Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday (June 22, 2022) said that he has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been admitted to a hospital. Koshyari, who turned 80 on June 17, is said to be admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai.

"I have been tested positive for COVID -19. There are only mild symptoms. However I have been admitted to a Hospital as a precautionary measure," he said in a tweet.

Koshyari tested positive for the virus a day after he joined members of the diplomatic community of Mumbai and international students to celebrate the International Day of Yoga at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. 

It is noteworthy that amid the Maharashtra political crisis, rebel Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde was also likely to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. The Maharashtra Cabinet Minister was reportedly going to claim of having the support of 40 legislators.

Meanwhile, 40 Shiv Sena MLAs arrived at a luxury hotel in Guwahati in BJP-ruled Assam on Wednesday morning.

The revolt in the Shiv Sena has given rise to speculations that Shinde along with other MLAs might join the BJP in a bid to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.

The BJP and the Shiv Sena used to be allies until 2019 when after contesting the Maharashtra Assembly elections together both parted ways over the issue of the chief ministerial`s post. Following days of the political impasse and high-voltage drama, the Uddhav Thackrey-led Shiv Sena finally formed the government along with the Congress and the NCP.

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