Patna: Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Thursday afternoon and has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Patna. He said that his parameters are perfectly normal adding that he will be back soon for campaigning.

In a tweet Modi said, “Tested positive for CORONA. All parameters perfectly normal. Started with mild temp. No temp for last 2 days. Admitted to AIIMS Patna for better monitoring. CT scan of lungs normal. Will be back soon for campaigning.”

Amid the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar, Modi held a joint campaign with chief minister Nitish Kumar at Buxar and Bhojpur districts on Sunday.

This comes hours after BJP announced free Covid vaccination in the poll manifesto.

Voting for 243 assembly seats in Bihar will be held on October 28, November 3 and November 7. Results will be announced on November 10.

The BJP-JD(U) combine is pitted against the Mahagathbandhan of the RJD, the Congress and Left parties. Some other smaller parties are also in the fray.