New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has cancelled her campaign programmes in Kerala, Assam and Tamil Nadu after her husband Robert Vadra tested Covid-19 positive. However, she has tested negative.
In a video, Priyanka apologised to the people, saying that doctors have advised her to be in self-isolation.
Her planned campaigning was in special focus in Nemom constituency near the Kerala capital, where the Congress heavy weight candidate K Muraleedharan is contesting. During her earlier visit to the state when she had drawn huge crowds and won much popular attention, Muraleedharan is said to have complained about her not visiting his constituency, where a high-voltage contest is all set especially as it is the only seat won by the BJP in 2016 polls. She had subsequently included Nemom in the now cancelled campaign.
Priyanka Gandhi said, "Just to say that I have been exposed to the coronavirus although the report is negative, but doctors have advised me to self-isolate and unfortunately I have to cancel the program which was scheduled for me for Assam campaign today and for Tamil Nadu tomorrow and Kerala day after tomorrow. I would like to apologise as I will not be able to be there."
She also wished all the Congress candidates for their victory. The Congress General Secretary was supposed to address three rallies in Assam on Friday ahead of the last phase of polling.
Robert Vadra wrote on Facebook, "I came into contact with a Covid patient and have tested positive, although I am asymptomatic so far. As per the COVID guidelines, Priyanka and I are self-isolating, although she has tested negative. Fortunately the kids have not been with us these days and everyone else at home has tested negative too. Hopefully we will all be back to normal life soon! Thanks for all the messages that have been coming in, it's really sweet of all of you to send us your best wishes at this time."