Karwar, Sep 14: Uttara Kannada MP Anant Kumar Hegde and sixteen other MPs were unable to attend the monsoon session as they tested COVID positive.
According to ANI 17 MPs tested COVID positive including Anant Kumar Hegde and Meenakshi Lekhi.
This is the first session being held amidst the COVID pandemic.
It may be recollected that Anant Kumar Hegde was in news for his statement about COVID about a month ago. He had defined it as just a normal flue.
Karwar based Jana Shakthi Vedike president Madhav Nayak had defined this as a confusing statement and had brought this to the notice of the Prime Minister.
Speaking to The Canara Post, Madhav Nayak said that the MP should not neglect.
“He is our MP and we pray for his speedy recovery. He should not neglect COVID claiming it to be a normal viral infection. Hegde should take necessary treatment and recover at the earliest,” he said.
Meanwhile Uttara Kannada District Incharge Minister Shivaram Hebbar has tweeted speedy recovery