Following the Congress Working Committee’s meeting, while interacting with the press, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday made announcements regarding the party’s manifesto promises.
Talking about the minimum income support proposal which he called to be ‘nyay’, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said. “We will do justice by the poor people of the country through the Minimum Income Guarantee scheme. There has been no such scheme in the whole world. Congress party guarantees that 20 per cent of the families below the poverty line will get Rs 72,000 annually”.
He further added that “5 crore families, 25 crore people will benefit from the scheme. Minimum Income Line will be Rs 12000. If your income is below the mark then we will help you get there. This will be a fiscally prudent scheme.”
The acronym Nyunitam Aay Yojna (NYAY) was suggested by the AICC General Secretary in the Congress Working Committee’ meeting that took place in Ahmedabad in early March.
In January, while speaking at Kisan Rally in Naya Raipur, Chhattisgarh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi had announced, that “In 2019 Congress-led government” will provide “Minimum Income Guarantee”. He had said, “Every poor of the country is going to get Minimum income in his bank account. No one in India will remain without food, no one will remain poor.”