covid: Maharashtra minister Balasaheb Thorat tests positive of Covid-19 | Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: After two Maharashtra cabinet ministers who attended the recently concluded winter session tested positive, state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat on Thursday evening announced that his Covid-19 test was positive too.
Earlier this week, education minister Varsha Gaikwad and tribal development minister KC Padvi had tested positive, sparking concerns as they were attending the proceedings of the legislature.
Meanwhile, on Thursday BJP MLA Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and former Union minister and BJP Leader Harshvardhan Patil said that they have tested positive for Covid.
Vikhe Patil had attended the recently concluded Vidhan Bhavan sessions and was also seen attending the wedding of ex-MLA Shivajirao Kardile’s son in Ahmednagar.
Harshvardhan Patil has tested positive two days after his daughters’ wedding, which was attended by several politicians from Maharashtra.
Another BJP MLA from Pune, Madhuri Misal too tested positive and officials say that staffers from Devendra Fadnavis‘s office has also tested positive.
There are at least 50 people who attended the Vidhan Bhavan sessions.
Officials said that there have been at least four big weddings of children of political leaders and all those weddings had a huge turnout.