BIG: Rs 72,000 Every Year For The Poor: Rahul Gandhi’s Promise
The promise may well prove to be a game-changer.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in a press conference on March 25, announced more details of the Congress party’s minimum income guarantee promise.
He said, under the scheme, the poorest 20 per cent of Indian families would be guaranteed a minimum income of Rs 72,000, per family per annum. Gandhi said five crore families and 25 crore people will directly benefit from the scheme.
“Final assault on poverty has begun. We will wipe out poverty from the country,” he said, adding that the Congress had studied the fiscal implications of the scheme and consulted renowned economists and experts before finalising the scheme.
“It is an extremely powerful, ground-breaking and a well-thought-through idea. We have consulted many economists on the scheme,” he said.
“People have suffered in the last five years and we are going to give justice to them,” he added.
Minimum income guarantee has been a crucial plank for the Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.
Watch the announcement here:
— Congress (@INCIndia) March 25, 2019
(With PTI inputs)