Monday, March 25, 2019

"Powerful, Ground-Breaking": Rahul Gandhi's Big Election Promise Of Rs. 72,000 Annually For 20% Of The Poorest

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The minimum income guarantee scheme, said Rahul Gandhi, would lift 25 crore people out of poverty. 'Powerful, Ground-Breaking': Rahul Gandhi's Big Election Promise For Poor
Lok Sabha Elections: Rahul Gandhi announced the scheme on a day the poll process formally took off.

Days before the national election, Rahul Gandhi today announced what he called a "historic" minimum income guarantee scheme assuring Rs. 72,000 a year for India's poorest families if the Congress came to power.

"It is not acceptable to the Congress that there is poverty in India in the 21st century. The final assault on poverty has begun," he said.

Under the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), the money would be directly transferred to bank accounts. The scheme, said the Congress president, would lift five crore families or 25 crore people out of poverty.
"It is fiscally possible. We have been studying the scheme for four-five months. We committed to the MGNREGA, we delivered MGNREGA ... now we will ensure justice for the poor," said Rahul Gandhi.
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He also described it as an "extremely powerful, dynamic, well-thought-through idea."
Rahul Gandhi announced the scheme on a day the poll process formally took off as candidates for the first round of polling filed their papers. Minutes before the press conference, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party's top policy-making body had met to finalise its manifesto.

After making the big announcement, he asked the media, "Haan, surprise hue na? (so, you look surprised)"
The plan, he said, picks up from the minimum income guarantee scheme he announced in January.-NDTV

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