Gundu Rao had met DMK leaders, including party president MK Stalin and treasurer Duraimurugan in the company of his state Congress leaders here a few days ago.
Barely two days since the meet, the AICC in charge on Sunday posted a message on his official Twitter announcing that he would go on a ten-day be quarantine after testing Corona positive.
Tamil Nadu Congress Committee president KS Alagiri, party sources said, would subject himself to a swab test soon.
Rao had also met several party MPs and functionaries including a few working presidents of TNCC during his maiden visit to the state since taking over as the in charge of the state.
Asked about the meeting with the DMK leaders, a senior Congress leaders who did not wish to be named told DT Next that the distance was maintained and the leaders did not shake hands during the meeting.
“All DMK leaders and Congress dignitaries had worn masks then. Social distance was maintained.”
A few days ago, another Congress in charge Sanjay Dutt had tested positive ahead of his visit to Puducherry.