Amit Shah tested COVID positive, social media flooded with prayers


Home Minister Amit Shah took to Twitter to announce that he had tested positive for Coronavirus. “On getting the initial symptoms of corona, I got the test done and the report came back positive. My health is fine, but I am being admitted to the hospital on the advice of doctors. I request that all of you who have come in contact with me in the last few days, please isolate yourself and get your test done,” tweeted Shah


Wishes for Union Home minister Amit Shah’s speedy recovery began to pour in after he posted about his health.


“Home Minister Mr AmitShah. May God heal you completely soon and you resume your service towards the nation with full energy,” tweeted Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.


Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh also wished the Home Minister a speedy recovery saying, “Amit Shahji! It is a prayer to God that you will soon be healthy and start serving the country with the same energy again,” said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.


Rajnath Singh, JP Nadda, Harsimrat Kaur, Vijay Rupani and Jitendra Singh were among the first few leaders from the NDA who tweeted praying for Shah’s recovery.


“Amitji, your perseverance and willpower has been an example for every challenge. You will definitely win over this big challenge of corona virus, I believe so. You are healthy as soon as possible, this is my prayer to God,” tweeted Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, “Heard about the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah Ji being tested positive for COVID-19. Wishing him a speedy recovery. My prayers are with him and his family!”


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wished the Home Minister a speedy recovery.


BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis also wished him and said, “Best wishes of the entire nation are with you.”


Union Minister and former Army chief, Gen VK Singh in a tweet said, “Get well soon Amit Shah ji. You have defeated many adversities in life, and I am sure you will overcome this one too. I wish you a speedy recovery.”


Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik said, “Concerned to know about the hospitalisation of Union Home Minister Amit Shah ji after being tested positive for COVID-19. Wishing him a speedy recovery and praying for a long life.”


Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi also extended well soon wishes.


“My prayers for a quick and complete recovery to our Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah ji,” said Karnataka Cheif Minister, BS Yediyurappa.


A statement from the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s office said, “On learning about Shah’s indisposition, the chief minister wished him well so that he resumes normal activities with usual vigour.”


Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane wished speedy recovery to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.


Gujarat, Haryana and Chhattisgarh Chief Ministers Vijay Rupani and Manohar Lal Khattar, both of the BJP, and Bhupesh Baghel of the Congress respectively were among several other senior leaders who wished the Union home minister a speedy return to good health.