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Karnataka Congress suspends its Mekedatu rally as several leaders test positive for coronavirus

The Karnataka Congress on Thursday suspended its Mekedatu padayatra, a 10-day rally on foot, after five of its leaders tested positive for coronavirus. Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge and party veteran Veerappa Moily are among those who tested positive. 

Moily and Kharge had participated in the inauguration ceremony of the rally on January 9. “We have been successful in the last five days,” said Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.