Covid-19 claims TMC MLA Tamonash Ghosh's life in Bengal as Mamata calls all-party meeting on contagion
Kolkata/IBNS: The pandemic Novel Coronavirus on Wednesday claimed the life of ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Tamonash Ghosh in West Bengal on a day Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called an all-party meeting on the contagion. He was 60.
Ghosh, the three-time MLA from West Bengal's Falta constituency, was admitted to a hospital after he had tested positive in May.
He became the first legislator from the state to die in Coronavirus.
Mourning his death, Mamata, who also heads the TMC, tweeted, "Very, very sad. Tamonash Ghosh, 3-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998 had to leave us today. Been with us for over 35 years, he was dedicated to the cause of the people & party. He contributed much through his social work."
"He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well wishers."
He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well wishers. (2/2)— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 24, 2020
Mamata on Wednesday will hold the second all-party meeting over the Coronavirus situation in the state.
Covid-19 situation in West Bengal
Despite the criticism of the TMC government for allegedly fudging Covid data earlier, the state has now recorded 62.58% recovery rate which is one of the highest in the country and better than the national figure.
As of Jun 23, 9,218 people have recovered from the contagion while the state has 4,930 active Coronavirus patients.
With 11 new deaths reported on Tuesday, West Bengal's Covid toll touched 580.
(Image Credit: Tamonash Ghosh Facebook)