Kanimozhi tests positive for COVID-19: Tamil Nadu-based politician MK Kanimozhi has tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday, just ahead of the Tamil Nadu Assembly election, slated to be held in a single phase on April 6. She has been admitted to Apollo Hospitals in Chennai after she tested positive and will be undergoing treatment in the same hospital.
Kanimozhi is a Member of Parliament from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party in Tamil Nadu.
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For the upcoming polls, she has been actively campaigning for the party candidates across the state. On Friday, she criticised the Modi government andÂ said, “The BJP has always been against women. Kanimozhi, who represents the Thoothukkudi constituency of Tamil Nadu in the Lok Sabha, further added, “When Babasaheb Ambedkar brought the Hindu code law, it was their organisations which opposed giving Hindu women equal rights in the property. It was the DMK government under Dr Kalaignar (former party chief M Karunanidhi) who made sure that it became a law and that it was brought in Tamil Nadu.”
Now, according to sources, Kanimozhi has cancelled her upcoming campaign plans. She initially isolated herself at her home in Chennai but was later taken to the Apollo Hospital before cancelling her plans to travel to Madurai. This comes with just three days to go for the Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, scheduled for April 6. The election campaign in Tamil Nadu is scheduled to end at 5 pm on Sunday with the counting of votes taking place on May 2.
In latest, COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu are on the rise since the past month. On Friday, Tamil Nadu reported 3,290 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths. The total number of cases in the state is at 8,92,780. 12,750 people have died due to the virus in the southern state so far.