New Delhi: Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela on Saturday evening tested positive for the deadly coronavirus infection. Vaghela notified Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he received his test reports. Also Read - Soft Copies, 6 Feet Distance, Sanitisers: New Rules For Parliamentary Panel Meets

Vaghela, who was formerly the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) General Secretary was admitted to the hospital after suffering from high fever for three to four days. He is currently unde self-isolation at his residence in Gandhinagar. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Now Has Over 1,000 Containment Zones, Indore Tops The List

Fondly known as ‘Bapu’, Shankersinh Vaghela tendered his resignation from his post as well as the primary membership of the Sharad Pawar-led party last Monday. He was upset with his replacement by Jayant Patel (Boski). Also Read - China Did Not Report COVID-19 Outbreak in Initial Stages, WHO Takes U-Turn

Notably, Vaghela was the Gujarat CM in 1996-97 during the brief reign of Rashtriya Janata Party in the state.