Rahul Gandhi might’ve claimed to cancel his Bengal rallies over the Covid situation in the state, but the real reason might have been a lot more personal — that he himself had Covid.
Pallavi Ghosh, who closely covers the Gandhi family, has revealed that Rahul Gandhi was slated to receive his Covid vaccine on 16th April, but couldn’t because he was found to be Covid positive. “Sources – Mrs sonia gandhi has taken both vaccine doses .. @RahulGandhi was slated to take on 16th April but had COVID so deferred,” she wrote on Twitter.
This is an interesting revelation. On 18th April, two days after he was supposed to take the Covid vaccine, he had announced that he was cancelling his Bengal rallies. “In view of the Covid situation, I am suspending all my public rallies in West Bengal,” he’d tweeted. He’d also attempted to virtue signal with his move. “I would advise all political leaders to think deeply about the consequences of holding large public rallies under the current circumstances,” he’d added.
Just two days later, Gandhi had revealed that he had tested positive for Covid. “After experiencing mild symptoms, I’ve just tested positive for COVID. All those who’ve been in contact with me recently, please follow all safety protocols and stay safe,” he’d tweeted on 20th April.
But Pallavi Ghosh, who closely follows the Gandhi family, has now said that Rahul Gandhi had cancelled his Covid shot on 16th April because he had Covid, which means he’d tested positive before 16th April. This also means that when he’d made the announcement about cancelling his Bengal rallies, he’d been Covid positive. And that in turn implies that his decision to cancel the rallies was not because of his concern about spreading Covid, but because he was personally down with virus.