Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. (Credit: Twitter)

At least 9 Lok Sabha MPs, together with Congress’ debutant Rajya Sabha MP Deepinder Hooda, have been contaminated with and recovering from Covid-19. At current, two MPs every from the Congress and BJP, and one every from TMC, AIADMK, AAP and TRS, are reeling below the coronavirus illness.

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday granted a go away of absence to 14 MPs, together with former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram, for being unable to attend the monsoon session of the Parliament attributable to well being causes. Out of the 14 MPs, 11 have sought go away for the whole session citing their “vulnerable age category”.

The checklist additionally contains unbiased MP Dr Narendra Jadhav, Manas Ranjan Bhunia (TMC), Parimal Nathwani (YSRCP), A Navaneethkrishnan (AIADMK), Sushil Gupta (AAP), Oscar Fernandes (Congress), Dr Anbumani Ramadoss (MDMK), Hishey Lachungpa (SDF), V Lakshmikantha Rao (TRS), Parimal Nathwani (YSRCP), Mahendra Prasad (JDU), KG Kenye (NPF) and Banda Prakash (TRS).






Meanwhile, 80-year-old former PM HD Deve Gowda hasn’t attended the Parliament’s monsoon session, to date, and is predicted to remain away in view of his age.

Other MPs who’ve chosen to stay absent are Trinamool Congress’ Rajya Sabha deputy ground chief Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Subrata Bakshi, Sisir Adhikari, and Choudhury Mohan Jatu. All of them fall within the weak 60+ age class.

At least 9 Lok Sabha MPs, together with Congress’ debutant Rajya Sabha MP Deepinder Hooda, have been contaminated with and recovering from Covid-19. At current, two MPs every from the Congress and BJP, one every from TMC, AIADMK, AAP and TRS, are reeling below the coronavirus illness.

The monsoon session of Parliament was kicked off on Monday with particular safety preparations to cope with the unprecedented Covid-19 scenario. The Health Ministry had laid down strict protocols, which included social distancing, obligatory masks and a compulsory Covid-19 check. All the members of the Parliament are required to check detrimental for the virus and the certificates is required to be produced by means of an RT-PCR check in order to attend the monsoon session.