Karnataka CM Yediyurappa holds meeting with Opposition over COVID-19 situation in state

South India

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday held a meeting with opposition parties at his office over COVID-19 situation in the state. 


Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress leaders SR Patil and DK Shivakumar participated in the meeting. 

From Janata Dal (Secular), former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy and HD Revanna were present.

During the meeting, Congress legislative party leader Siddaramaiah and DK Shivkumar have arranged the Chief Minister to request the central government to announce a special package of Rs 50,000 crore to Karnataka to fight coronavirus and also special packages requested for small and medium scale industries.

Meanwhile, Yediyurappa has announced a special package for those involved in leather works, especially those who work on the roadside.

As per the report, the government has provided relief to 11,722 families at a rate of Rs 5,000 per family. These beneficiaries will be directly credited to their bank account through Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram Leather Industries Development Corporation.

45 new COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka , taking the total number of infections in the state to 750, the state Health Department said on Friday. 

According to the Health Department, the total cases include 371 discharged cases and 30 deaths. On Thursday, Karnataka had reported 12 cases.


With inputs from ANI

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