The MLA, representing Mangaluru North, said he might have contracted the infection from another positive patient.
Parties scramble to decide nominees for elections to the Legislative Council, to be held on June 29, with Friday being the last date to file nomination papers
Siddaramaiah's comments comes amid talks of dissent within the BJP following recent meetings by a section of party legislators that set alarm bells ringing in the party.
Karnataka BJP spokesperson Madhusudhan said that he had no idea about the account being blocked and then unblocked by Twitter.
A total of 12 BJP MLAs and one Independent MLA Sharath Bachegowda, were administered the oath by Speaker Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri.
On Thursday, BS Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Karnataka chief minister for the third time.
Senior BJP leaders Sriramulu and Shobha Karandlaje said they are confident of getting the support of at least 120 MLAs.
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BJP doesn’t give an explanation for ‘dropping’ Vijayendra, except for saying everyone abides by high command decision
The party leadership has conveyed the message that the party MPs would have to involve themselves full- time for the party work, instead of lobbying for tickets.
Fledgling Karnataka Prajnavanta Janata Paksha (KPJP), re-launched by Kannada film star Upendra, appeared headed for a split even before taking a few baby steps.