Ashok Gasti, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP in Rajya Sabha from Karnataka is in critical condition at a private hospital in Bengaluru where he is being treated for Covid-19. A first-time member of parliament, Gasti was elected to Rajya Sabha in June of this year.
He is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a private hospital in Bengaluru where he was admitted after testing positive for the virus on September 2.
It was earlier reported that Gasti succumbed to Covid-19 and multiple leaders, including the President, the Vice President and Lok Sabha Speaker, even put out condolence messages. However, Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru where the MP is being treated issued a statement saying, “Mr Ashok Gasti, Honorable Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha, was admitted with Severe COVID-19 pneumonia at Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road. He is critically ill with multiorgan failure on life support system in the Intensive care