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Cong in Karnataka wants centre, state govts to announce

Press Trust of India  |  Bangalore 

The Congress in Karnataka on Saturday asked both the central and state governments to announce a 'special corona financial package' in the interest of sections like farmers, daily wage workers and businesses affected by the spread of coronavirus.

KPCC president D K Shivakumar wanted a taskforce to come up with modalities and implement the special package urgently.

"I appeal to both the central& state govt to announce a 'Special Corona Financial Package' keeping in mind interests of sections like farmers, labourers, daily wage workers & businesses.

Please do take measures like Tax & EMI deferrals, basic income transfer & reducing GST," he tweeted.

On the medical front, Shivakumar suggested the governments to take private hospitals and labs into confidence to fight COVID-19, adding that the state Congress stands fully in support with the governmentto stop this pandemic.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition in Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah urged people to observe guidelines for prevention of COVID-19 infection besides 'Janta Curfew' on Sunday by staying at home.

"Let us all fight together against the spread of virus," he tweeted.

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First Published: Sat, March 21 2020. 21:34 IST