H D Kumaraswamy, @hd_kumaraswamy, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka :
- Many countries have already announced rent rebate scheme for tenants during COVID19 emergency. It is surprising that Indian Govt has not announced any such relief even to residential tenants. I urge the PM to immediately come to the rescue of everyone living in rented housing.
- A considerable work force and students in metro cities live in hostels and rented houses. As all economic activity has come to grinding halt, it is very difficult for them to pay the rent as usual. The PM must announce rent rebate scheme.
- If the landlords insist on rent, the tenants cannot even go searching for new accommodation due to the emergency. Hence the government intervention is essential. The PM must announce a comprehensive national rent rebate scheme for COVID-19 emergency.