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Leaders across party lines wish speedy recovery to Shah

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
Last updated on: August 02, 2020 23:17 IST
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Top political leaders, including Bharatiya Janata Party president J P Nadda, Rahul Gandhi of the Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wished Home Minister Amit Shah a speedy recovery after he tested positive for coronavirus and was hospitalised on Sunday.


IMAGE: Union Home Minister Amit Shah attending a webinar on Saturday. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

Shah's tweet about him testing positive for the infection prompted politicians across the political divide to offer their prayers and wishes for his quick recovery.

'Received the news of Home Minister Amit Shah being infected with coronavirus. I pray to God for his quick recovery,' Nadda tweeted.

Gandhi said, 'Wishing Mr Amit Shah a speedy recovery.'

Trinamool Congress chairperson Banerjee also wished the senior BJP leader a speedy recovery and said her prayers are with him and his family.

Several other leaders, including Union ministers, also tweeted to wish him speedy recovery.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Shah's firmness and willpower in front of any challenge is an example as he expressed his confidence that his Cabinet college will emerge victorious over this 'big challenge' of the coronavirus.

'I pray for the speedy recovery of Hon'ble Home Minister Shri Amit Shah ji,' Kejriwal tweeted.

Shah, 55, said earlier in the day that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is getting admitted to a hospital following the advice of doctors.

He stated this on his Twitter handle.

Expressing his concern about Shah's hospitalisation, Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president wished him a speedy recovery and offered prayers for his long life.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aadityanath said Shah symbolises "firm willpower" and said he with will soon defeat the virus.

Gujarat, Haryana and Chhattisgarh chief ministers Vijay Rupani and Manohar Lal Khattar, both of the BJP, and Bhupesh Baghel of the Congress respectively were among several other senior leaders who wished the Union home minister a speedy return to good health.

Rupani said the people of the state are praying for the speedy recovery of Shah.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his cabinet colleagues also wished speedy recovery to Shah.

'Home Minister Amit Shah ji, may God heal you completely soon so that you to serve the county with full energy. We wish you all the best!' Chouhan said in a tweet.

BJP leader and former Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia also wished Shah a speedy recovery.

'I am confident that you will soon be healthy and get ready for public service by your self-determination and resolve,' he said.

Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath also wished Shah a speedy recovery.

'It is reported that the country's Home Minister Amit Shah is unwell. I pray to God for his speedy recovery,' Nath tweeted.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also wished Shah a speedy recovery from COVID-19.

'On learning about Shah's indisposition, the chief minister wished him well so that he resumes normal activities with usual vigour,' he said in a statement.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, his deputy O Panneerselvam and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam President M K Stalin wished speedy recovery to Shah.

'Praying the almighty God for speedy recovery of Shri @AmitShah ji from his present illness. Best wishes from Tamil Nadu for his good health,' the chief minister tweeted.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said in a statement, 'We are sure you will be able to defeat the virus and recover fast to return to serve the nation at the earliest.'

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