The locust swarms were now heading eastwards, in the direction of wind, towards Tiroda tehsil in neighbouring Gondia district.
Local officials said he had flouted home quarantine rules and was detained on Wednesday by health department authorities after one of his friends from Rajnandgaon tested positive.
The BJP’s loss in nine out of 10 Lok Sabha by-elections ever since it came to power in 2014 appears to confirm the trend of its failing to defend its territory though making gains in rivals' states.
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray pointed out that in the past four years BJP has lost most of the bypolls reducing them to a minority now.
Bypolls to Palghar and Bhandara-Gondia Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra began this morning for which major parties have gone all out as the outcome is likely to have a bearing on their future course.
The BJP had won both these seats in 2014.
Bye-election to Gondia-Bhandara Lok Sabha seat was necessitated following the resignation of MP Nana Patole and his subsequent quitting from the BJP.