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Odisha CM appeals to house owners to waive off 3-month rent

April 03, 2020 09:57 AM

BHUBANESWAR:Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday appealed the house owners to waive off or at least defer the rent by 3 months in view of the lockdown due to the deadly COVID-19.

"It is time for everyone to be there for each other as the entire country is under lockdown & fighting an unprecedented pandemic of #COVID19. Appeal to house owners to be compassionate to poor & waive off or at least defer the rent by 3 months. Let's show the world that #OdishaCares, " tweeted the Chief Minister.

He said tenants should not be asked to vacate for non-payment of rents during this crisis period.

"The world is facing an unprecedented crisis with COVID-19. The country as a whole is under lockdown and we as a state are leaving no stone unturned in fighting this humanitarian challenge. Let each one of us rise up and be there for each other during these hard times, " said the Chief Minister.

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