Bengaluru: Ashok Gasti of the ruling party who was newly inducted as a Rajyasabha member just three months ago was diagnosed to be COVID-positive and in critical condition.
Reports of the death of Ashok Gasti have been circulating since evening today with several BJP members giving condolences on his untimely death on twitter. The news soon got viral and most news outlets published the same news of his “death”.
Soon, the BJP Karnataka cell on twitter confirmed that Asok Gasti is alive but in critical condition.
ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸಭಾ ಸದಸ್ಯರಾದ ಶ್ರೀ ಅಶೋಕ್ ಗಸ್ತಿ ಅವರ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಕುರಿತು ಕೆಲವು ವರದಿಗಳು ಪ್ರಸಾರವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ.— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) September 17, 2020
ಅವರು ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ಪಡೆಯುತ್ತಿದ್ದು ಅವರ ಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಗಂಭೀರವಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಅವರು ಮರುಜನ್ಮ ಪಡೆದು ಆರೋಗ್ಯವಂತರಾಗಲಿ ಎಂದು ಭಗವಂತನಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾರ್ಥಿಸೋಣ. pic.twitter.com/mFpYVJOQEy
The BJP Karnataka twitter handle stated- There are reports in media about Asok Gasti´s ill health. He is still getting treatment in the hospital and the party unit prays for his rebirth.
Ashok Gasti is admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru after he was tested positive for COVID-19 a fortnight ago. Hailing from Raichur district in Karnataka, Gasti is a lawyer by profession and belongs to the Savita (Barber) community.
He took oath as a member of the upper house very recently but unfortunate that he could not participate in his first-ever parliamentary session as its member. He had served as chairman of the Backward Class Commission. At a time when political heavyweights were lobbying for getting nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the party recognizing the grass-root level worker and loyalist have elected him to the upper house.