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Congress� Karnataka bypoll candidate tests Covid positive

By The Assam Tribune

BENGALURU, Nov 10: Congress candidate in Karnataka�s Sira Assembly by-election TB Jayachandra and his wife GH Nirmala tested Covid positive, a party official said.

�Jayachandra and Nirmala, who tested positive for coronavirus, have been admitted to a private hospital in the city,� party�s State unit spokesman Ravi Gowda said.

�The couple is asymptomatic and responding to the treatment,� he added.

Jayachandra, 71, is a former State minister.

The Sira bypoll, held on November 3, was caused by the death of sitting Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislator B Satyanarayana at a private hospital here on August 5 after prolonged illness.

JD-S fielded Satyanarayana�s widow Ammajamma as its candidate, while Rajesh Gowda is the ruling BJP�s nominee in the triangular contest.

The counting of votes will take place on Tuesday, along with RR (Rajarajeshwarinagar) Nagar Assembly seat in Bengaluru, where the by-election was caused by resignation of sitting Congress member N Muniratna in July 2019. He subsequently joined the BJP. - IANS

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Congress� Karnataka bypoll candidate tests Covid positive

BENGALURU, Nov 10: Congress candidate in Karnataka�s Sira Assembly by-election TB Jayachandra and his wife GH Nirmala tested Covid positive, a party official said.

�Jayachandra and Nirmala, who tested positive for coronavirus, have been admitted to a private hospital in the city,� party�s State unit spokesman Ravi Gowda said.

�The couple is asymptomatic and responding to the treatment,� he added.

Jayachandra, 71, is a former State minister.

The Sira bypoll, held on November 3, was caused by the death of sitting Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) legislator B Satyanarayana at a private hospital here on August 5 after prolonged illness.

JD-S fielded Satyanarayana�s widow Ammajamma as its candidate, while Rajesh Gowda is the ruling BJP�s nominee in the triangular contest.

The counting of votes will take place on Tuesday, along with RR (Rajarajeshwarinagar) Nagar Assembly seat in Bengaluru, where the by-election was caused by resignation of sitting Congress member N Muniratna in July 2019. He subsequently joined the BJP. - IANS

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