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Mizoram: Lone BJP MLA tested Covid-19 positive

The lone BJP legislator Budhha Dhan Chakma of Mizoram on Sunday tested positive for Covid-19.

In last 24 hours, Chakma is among the 35 people who were diagnosed with the infection.

Chakma, 47 is the first legislator in Mizoram to tested Covid-19 positive.

Chakma has been shifted to Zoram Medical College(ZMC) for treatment.
He was a former Congress member and also worked as the minister of State for Sericulture and Fisheries in the previous Lal Thanhawla government.
In October 2017, Chakma resigned as the minister and also from the party in protest against the denial of medical seats to four Chakma students who had qualified in the National Eligibility Cu

October 2017, he resigned as the minister and also from the party in protest against the denial of medical seats to four Chakma students who had qualified in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).

So far 1,414 Covid-19 positive cases were reported from Mizoram.

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