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Guv Vala takes lead in convening meeting on Covid crisis

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Virtual meeting tomorrow will involve legislature floor leaders, CM will participate from hospital

TheBengaluruLive had questioned why a crucial meeting on pandemic was cancelled only because CM was hospitalised

BENGALURU:

In the backdrop of the Covid surge in Bengaluru and the state, Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala is scheduled to preside over a virtual meeting to discuss the situation with floor leaders of both houses of the Legislature on Tuesday, April 20.

According to a statement from the Chief Minister’s office, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa will attend the virtual meeting scheduled for 4.30 pm.

The CM had earlier called a meeting with opposition party leaders on Sunday, but that was cancelled after Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 and was hospitalised. Yediyurappa will take part in Tuesday’s virtual meeting from the hospital where he is undergoing treatment, official sources said.

Governor Vala had on April 14 attended a virtual meeting chaired by Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and attended by Governors of all states, to discuss the Covid situation and the progress of the nationwide vaccination drive.

PM pushed for Guvs’ role

The Prime Minister had, in a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers earlier this month, called for the involvement of Governors in the fight against the pandemic. He had also urged well-known personalities from different fields to publicly promote Covid-appropriate behaviour (CAB) and pandemic management guidelines, including vaccinations to eligible people.

The prominent role assumed by Governor Vala comes in the aftermath of a story on Saturday, April 17, by TheBengaluruLive which had posed the question: ‘Why was one amongst three DCMs not tasked to hold all-party meeting in the absence of Yediyurappa?’ https://thebengalurulive.com/why-was-one-amongst-three-dcms-not-tasked-to-hold-all-party-meeting-in-the-absence-of-yediyurappa/

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