Telangana meeting Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy examined constructive for COVID-19 yesterday, 5 days after he attended the marriage of his granddaughter. Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had been visitors on the marriage ceremony and had been seen sitting near the meeting Speaker throughout the celebrations. None of them wore masks.
In visuals, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is seen sitting in the course of a settee, flanked by Okay Chandrashekar Rao and the meeting Speaker.
Several VIPs and politicians who attended the marriage and met with the host have gone for COVID-19 testing.
The presence of the 2 Chief Ministers on the marriage ceremony as visitors additionally marked the primary face-to-face assembly between them after an obvious fallout and sharp exchanges that indicated souring of ties.
The two had exchanged barbs over sharing of river water. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s sister has additionally began a political get together in Telangana and has criticised KCR. However, Jagan Mohan Reddy has distanced himself from his sister’s political foray.
COVID-19 security guidelines nonetheless suggest carrying masks, though lockdown and different strict measures have been eased in all of the states relying on the area-specific severity of the COVID-19 scenario. The centre has occasionally reminded folks – even when double vaccinated – towards reducing their guard for the reason that pandemic remains to be very a lot round.
At the peak of the pandemic, the variety of marriage ceremony visitors was restricted to a couple members of the family.