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Here is the big number of politicians who have died due to COVID-19

Friday, December 4, 2020 • Tamil Comments

Covid-19 has consumed the lives of a vast number of politicians across India since it began in February. While only a few deaths have received widespread media coverage, many more than what the common man thinks have succumbed to the deadly virus.

Pranab Mukherjee, the former president, passed away after battling the virus in the hospital. While this is a well-known case, many have been forgotten cases.

An Economic Times report says that four past Chief Ministers of different States have died due to coronavirus. As many as six sitting MPs (including a Union Minister) died.

Seven state Ministers and 13 other MLAs died.

More than 50 former lawmakers died after contracting the virus.

What could be the reason behind the numbers being so bad? Politicians, because of the nature of their profession, tend to move among people. That's why the infection rate is high. Because of their age factor, they develop complications.

Amit Shah, at least four sitting CMs, and a host of Ministers across several States contracted the virus and have been treated successfully.

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