In February, a video of Athawale, together with a Chinese diplomat and Buddhist monks chanting ‘go corona, go corona’ at a prayer assembly went viral
File picture of Union minister Ramdas Athawale
Pune: Union minister Ramdas Athawale, whose ‘Go Corona, Go’ chant turned a nationwide sensation, on Sunday got here out with a brand new slogan, ‘No Corona’, saying it was in response to the brand new pressure of the novel coronavirus .
“I gave the ‘Go Corona Go’ slogan and the virus is now going. But it additionally got here close to me, resulting in my hospitalisation (after testing COVID-19 optimistic). I believed coronavirus wouldn’t attain me however it may attain wherever,” Athawale stated.
Athawale was discharged from a personal hospital in Mumbai final month, 10 days after testing coronavirus optimistic. In February, a video of Athawale, together with a Chinese diplomat and Buddhist monks chanting “Go corona, go corona” at a prayer assembly went viral on social media.
The video was reportedly shot on 20 February throughout a prayer session to cease the unfold of coronavirus in China.
Athawale (60) is a member of the Rajya Sabha and Minister of State for Social Justice within the Narendra Modi-led authorities.
“I will be meeting BJP president JP Nadda to discuss a possible alliance for West Bengal Assembly elections,” he stated. “We expect (BJP to set aside for us) around 10 seats,” he added.
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