Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2020

Former Maha CM tests positive for coronavirus

Aurangabad: Former Maharashtra chief minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar tested positive for coronavirus in the state’s Latur district on Thursday, a senior official said.

Former Maharashtra chief minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar

The 88-year-old leader has been shifted to a hospital in Pune, located around 320 km from Latur, the official said.

Patil, who has been admitted to a private hospital in Pune, was undergoing treatment in a hospital in his home territory of Latur when he tested positive.

The former CM had complained of uneasiness early on Wednesday when he was admitted to a private hospital in Latur. After his swab report came positive, he was shifted to Pune for further treatment.

Patil Nilangekar is the second senior politician from Latur to test positive.

Earlier, BJP MLA from Ausa Abhimanyu Pawar had tested positive. He is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Latur.

Nilangekar was the chief minister for a brief stint in 1985-1986.

A powerful cooperative leader from Latur, his grandson Sambhaji Patil is a BJP MLA and was the labour minister in the Devendra Fadnavis led government.

So far, many ministers, MLAs and MPs in Maharashtra have been affected by the virus.

Present ministers have defeated the virus.

Former chief minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan was also infected with the virus .

Ashok Chavan had tested positive for coronavirus on May 25. He was later shifted from Nanded to Mumbai for treatment.

After treatment, Ashok Chavan was discharged from the hospital on June 4.

Agencies

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