Bengaluru, April 6 -- In Karnataka, Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, his Cabinet Ministers and lakhs of the ruling BJP's cadres joined the people in lighting the lamps. "Vala lit the lamp at 9 pm on the roof terrace of Raj Bhavan," said a communique from the Governor's office.

"It is again resolved that we are one and will fight against corona together," he said.

JD(S) Supremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda also switched off lights, lit lamps and stood for 9 minutes at the balcony of his residence here.

"Gowda has promised to cooperate with the Government in fighting the virus when Modi spoke to him earlier in the day from Delhi," a party spokesman said.

Deve Gowda's second son, who is known to be a ...