am Janmabhoomi Trust chief Mahant Nritya Gopal Das tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. Sources told News18 that Das, who is currently in Mathura, was experiencing breathing difficulties after which doctors were called in to treat him. He is now being moved to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon.
Das had travelled to Mathura for organising the Krishna Janmashtami celebrations.
A statement from the chief minister’s office said the CM had spoken to DM Mathura, Das’ followers and Dr Trehan of Medanta Hospital. Adityanath requested for immediate medical attention towards Das’ condition at Medanta, the statement said. It added that he has directed Mathura District Magistrate to provide all possible support and medical attention to the patient.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who laid the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5, had shared the stage with the Ram Temple Trust head. Others who were present at the stage were Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Anandiben Patel and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust was formed earlier in the year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced its formation on February 5. It was set up to oversee construction of the Ram Temple at Ayodhya.