Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday while addressing a public meeting at Kotshila in West Bengal Purulia district said that his party’s proposed minimum income guarantee scheme NYAY will act like a surgical strike against poverty in the country.
“We will implement NYAY scheme, which will help eliminate poverty from the country. The scheme will act as a surgical strike against poverty. Five crore poor families of the country will get Rs 72,000 annually through this scheme. Each family will get Rs 3.6 lakh in five years. This is our promise. We don’t make false promises like the chowkidar, who failed to put Rs 15 lakh into the bank accounts of the people,” assured Rahul Gandhi.
“I give a guarantee that Hindustan’s next government will give the amount to each of the 5 crore families — that is 25 crore people in the next five years,” said Gandhi.
Slamming the prime minister, the Congress President said, “Modi is the chowkidar of the elite like industrialists Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya, and not of the common people. Most of them have committed crimes, looted public money and fled the country,” Gandhi alleged.
“When demonetisation happened did you see anyone of of them standing in queues outside banks? It was the common people who had to face the consequences of demonetisation,” he added.
“Who has been fighting against BJP in the country? Who has defeated BJP in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh? Only the Congress has the potential to defeat the BJP-led government, headed by Narendra Modi, neither the Trinamool Congress nor any other party,” said Gandhi claiming that only Congress is capable of defeating BJP.
“Wherever he (Modi) goes, he spreads hatred and vitiates the atmosphere. He divides the people along religious lines. But we don’t hate anyone. We want to spread the message of love and we will defeat Modi with love,” stared Gandhi taking a dig at the Prime Minister.