Mathura/Lucknow: The head of the Ram Janmabhoomi trust in Ayodhya, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das has tested positive for coronavirus. He had shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other VIPs during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya last week.
The others on the stage were Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and BJP’s ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat.
According to an NDTV report, Nritya Gopal Das is currently in Mathura. “We were informed that Maharaj-Ji has some fever, so we sent a team of doctors and they investigated and gave medicines. The fever is normal. He has mild breathlessness and we checked his oxygen level. It is saturated. There is nothing serious. We checked for coronavirus, did antigen test and there is positivity,” Sarvagya Ram Mishra, District Magistrate of Mathura was quoted as saying by NDTV.
“The Chief Minister has directed that Maharaj-Ji be shifted to the Medanta Hospital and we are getting that done as soon as possible. Maharaj-Ji is stable,” he added reportedly.