Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News July 20 Highlights: Amid speculation about a change of leadership in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa received support from senior Congress leaders from the Lingayat community. Congress legislators MB Patil and Shamanur Shivashankarappa on Monday met Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa. Speaking to reporters, Shamanur Shivashankarappa, who is the MLA of Davangere (South) urged the BJP high command to ensure that Yediyurappa remains the CM.
He also warned the BJP he will stand in solidarity with the CM if he is forced to step down. Shivashankarappa is also the national president of the All India Veerashaiva Mahasabha. Meanwhile, former Minister and Congress leader M.B. Patil on Monday said the Lingayat community will be displeased with BJP central leaders if they remove Lingayat strongman B.S. Yediyurappa from the Chief Minister’s post.
Karnataka on Monday reported 1,291 new Covid-19 cases and 40 deaths, taking the total number of infections to 28,85,238 and the toll up to 36,197. The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) rose to 3.09 per cent — the number was at 2.10 per cent on Sunday. Bengaluru Urban reported six new Covid-related fatalities, while four each from Hassan, Mysuru and Dakshina Kannada succumbed to the infection. The day also saw 3,015 discharges, which continued to outnumber fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,21,491. Meanwhile, the state capital reported 266 new cases and 1,202 discharges.