Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday slammed the Congress in a series of tweets saying that no political party has betrayed India for more than seven decades other than the grand old party.
“No political party has betrayed India for more than seven decades other than the Congress Party. It gave people of India slogans & very little resources to implement them. However, PM
@narendramodi ji has already given the poor what Congress promises,” tweeted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hours after Congress President Rahul Gandhi announced minimum income guarantee scheme for poor.
“This announcement is an admission of the fact that neither Indiraji nor her son and certainly not the UPA Government controlled by her descendants, was able to remove poverty,” Jaitley added. The Finance Minister said that the Congress always promised ‘Garibi Hatao’ but no results could ever be seen.
He further continued to say that, “the latest announcement of the Congress Party if tested on simple arithmetic then Rs 72,000 is less than 2/3rd of the existing DBT under Modi government, which averages Rs 1.068 lakh annually. So what is being claimed by the Congress Party – A bluff announcement.”
“Nehruvian model stagnated growth. Indira Gandhi gave legendary slogan of ‘Garibi Hatao’ in 1971 & just redistributed poverty. The legacy of poverty in India reflects inefficient governance & economic model of the Congress Party,” said Jaitley.
Earlier in the day, Gandhi announced that his party, if voted to power, would give a minimum income guarantee of Rs 6,000 per month to 20 crore household. He said that the move would bring the people out of poverty.