Coronavirus Does the Unthinkable: Chidambaram Urges Support for ‘Commander’ Modi
"The prime minister's announcement yesterday of a nationwide 21-day lockdown is a watershed moment in the battle against COVID-19.
"We owe a duty to extend our total support to the prime minister and the central and state governments, he said.
Chidambaram called for doubling the amount paid/payable under PM-KISAN to Rs 12,000 and transfer the additional amount immediately to the bank account of each beneficiary.
The former union minister called for asking all registered employers to maintain current levels of employment and wages.
After minimal verification, open a bank account in each name (if there is not already one), seed it with Aadhaar and transfer Rs 3,000 into each bank account, he said.