- Apart from the Prime Minister of five countries, Vice Presidents, ministers, speakers of many countries also fell victim to Corona.
- Corona also changed the modus operandi of politics, former BJP president Amit Shah was seen doing rallies online.
Jun 11, 2020, 06:55 AM IST
Bhopal. Corona infection is spreading rapidly worldwide. The number of corona infects in India has crossed 2 lakh 87 thousand. While more than eight thousand people have lost their lives in the country. More than 71 lakh people have been infected in the world and the death toll has crossed 4 lakh.
According to Professor François Balloux of University College London, the class which Corona has influenced the most in the world is politics. He has argued that politicians are more exposed to people. They shake hands frequently and hold meetings more than the rest.
Apart from this, the other reason which is counted is that in most countries the average age of politicians is more. According to research, politicians are not quarantine themselves even after coming in contact with a positive patient. The biggest example of which is US President Trump. Also, political establishments like offices, schools or colleges were not closed during lockdown.
Along with India, top politicians in many countries of the world have been hit by Coronavirus. The latest case is from Chennai where DMK MLA J. Ambajagan died in Chennai due to Corona on Wednesday. He was 62. On June 3, he was put on ventilator after his condition worsened.
Earlier on June 1, former Union minister and three-time Congress MP from Ladakh, P Namgyal, died due to corona. The day after his death, his report came back positive.
Three days ago, BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and his mother Madhavi Raje Scindia were found to be Corona positive. Test reports of both came positive on Tuesday. He is the largest and popular leader of the country who got corona infected.
Lockdown ruined political profession
A day earlier, BJP has uploaded a video on the Twitter handle of Delhi BJP celebrating the second innings at the Center. In the video, local leaders are seen doing public relations in a street. This video is about the latest example of ruining political profession due to Corona in the country.
Corona has also changed the modalities of politics. Now the methods of campaigning and campaigning for voters have also changed. Talking about the biggest example, for the past few days, the home minister of the country and former BJP president Amit Shah has been seen continuously online rallies. This is the biggest political rally of the Coronasal till date.
Now the scope of election campaign will be increased through TV, mobile and social media. In the coming days, instead of chai pe Charcha, public meeting and door to door campaigning, more new experiments will be seen to reach the voters.
With the unlocking of the country, an attempt has been started to revive the profession as a politics. There are elections in Bihar this year. There is about 6 months left. Due to coronavirus and social distancing, it is not possible to gather crowd and rally or public meeting.
Corona's intrusion into Indian politics
Corona has caused the most havoc in Maharashtra. More than 94 thousand people have been infected here. Corona has also infiltrated the Maharashtra government cabinet. Maharashtra PWD Minister and former CM Ashok Chavan was found corona positive on 24 May. However, they have recovered now.
The government's housing minister, Dr. Jitendra Awhad, had Corona in April. There came a time when his chances of survival were 30 percent. However, on 10 May, he recovered and came home.
Gujarat is the most affected state of Corona after Maharashtra. BJP MLA Balram Thawani's investigation report from Naroda in Gujarat came back positive. Earlier on April 26, Congress councilor Badruddin Sheikh died of corona in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
Uttarakhand cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj was found corona positive on 31 May. On May 30, the report of his wife and former minister Amrita Rawat also came positive. Along with this, reports of about 17 people working at the residence of Satpal Maharaj were also found positive.
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra was admitted to a private hospital in Gurugram on May 28. They showed signs of corona. However, they are now cured. On the other hand, senior Congress leader Sanjay Jha was found corona positive on 22 May. By tweeting on June 5, he informed about his recovery.
Corona in world politics, five prime ministers infected
America is the most affected by Corona in the world where more than 2 million people have been affected by Corona. It is followed by Brazil in second place, Russia in third place and Spain in fourth place. Prime Ministers of five countries such as Armenia, Britain, Canada, Russia, Guinea-Bissau have been hit by Coronavirus. Along with this, Vice Presidents, Ministers, Speakers of many countries have also fallen victim to Corona.
Two members of the New York State Assembly – Helen Weinstein and Charles Barone – succumbed to coronavirus infection. Rand Paul was the first US senator to become infected with a coronavirus infection. Along with this, Florida Rep. Mario Diaz Balart of the Republican Party and a representative of Utah Ben McAdams were also victims of Corona infection.
Coronavirus in Britain
British Prime Minister PM Boris Johnson succumbed to corona infection on 27 March. Now they are healthy. The Corona report by Britain's Health Secretary Matthew Hancock and its health minister Nadine Doris also came out positive. Prince Charles, a member of Britain's royal family and Alister Jack, a member of the cabinet of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of Britain, were found to be Corona positive.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was found Corona positive on 30 April. Now they are fully recovered. President Vladimir Putin's K Press Secretary Dmitry Sergeyevich Peskov and Minister of Culture Olga Husimova also succumbed to the Corona infection.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, President of the National Assembly of Pakistan Asad Kaiser, Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, Education Minister of Sindh Province Saeed Gani were also found to be corona infected.
Israel's Health Minister Yakov Litzman and his wife, Israel's Ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacaroff succumbed to a coronavirus infection.
Iran's Vice President Masumeh Ebtekar and its speaker Ali Larijani became a victim of Corona infection.
Coronavirus infection was also found in Sophie Trudeau, wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Armenian Prime Minister Nikon Pashinian, Guinea-Bissau Prime Minister Nuno Gomes Nabium and three members of his cabinet.
South Sudan Vice-President Reac Macher and his wife Angelina Tenney, who are the Defense Ministers, had fallen victim to the Corona infection. Begona Gómez, wife of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, and Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo were found to be Corona positive.
Italy's Democratic Party chief Nicola Zingeretti is in the grip of Corona. At the same time, Mayor of Lombardy Giorgio Valotti died of Coronavirus. Another leader, Robert Scella, also died due to coronavirus. Afghanistan's Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroze, Poland's Environment Minister Michal Voss, Australia's Interior Minister Peter Dutton also succumbed to coronavirus.