The head of the Ram Janmabhoomi trust in Ayodhya has tested positive for coronavirus.
He had shared stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other VIPs during the ‘bhumi pojan’ for the Ram Mandir last week.
Mahant Nritya Gopal Das was among the five people on the stage at the grand ceremony at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on August 5 last.
The others on the stage were Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and Mohan Bhagwat, chief of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the BJP’s ideological mentor.
Days before the ceremony, a priest, Pradeep Das, and 14 policemen on duty in the Ram Janambhoomi complex had also tested positive for coronavirus.
Modi laid the first brick for the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya at the mega ceremony last Wednesday.
He returned to the holy city after 29 years to participate in the ‘bhumi pujan’.