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'Only God can save us': Karnataka health minister's remarks on coronavirus trigger row

DNA Thursday, 16 July 2020
The minister's words that "only God can help us" were used by opposition leaders to target the government over its pandemic response. Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar said the remarks reflect poorly on BS Yeddyurappa government's ability to handle the coronavirus crisis
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