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Congress promises Rs 12000 per month for bpl families, calls it final assault on poverty

I promise that there will be justice for the poor, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi

Monday March 25, 2019 7:43 PM, ummid.com News Network

Rahul Gandhi Press Conference

New Delhi: The Congress party Monday announced that if it comes to power in the centre it will provide 20 per cent families in poorest of the poor category Rs 12000 per month as a minimum income.

"Five crore families and 25 crore people will directly benefit from the scheme", Congress President Rahul Gandhi said while addressing a press conference after Congress Working Committee meeting in New Delhi.

"The final assault on poverty has begun. We will wipe out poverty from the country," he said.

"I promise that there will be justice for the poor. The Congress guarantees that 20 per cent families belonging to poorest of the poor category in India will be given Rs 72,000 each annually," he said.

The Congress chief said the party has studied the fiscal implications of the scheme and has consulted renowned economists and experts before finalising it.

"This is a historic scheme which has not happened anywhere in the world. It is an extremely powerful, ground-breaking and well-thought through idea. We have consulted many economists on the scheme," he said.

"It will be a fiscally prudent scheme," he said, adding that if voted to power the Congress will identify such families who lived below the poverty mark.

Gandhi said the scheme is part of the party's plan to ensure minimum income guarantee to every person in the country. "Rs 12000 is the line of poverty. If suppose a person is earning Rs 6000, our government will provide him the additional 6000 rupees so that his income reaches the minimum of 12000 rupees", he said.

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving money to the rich and not the poor, Gandhi alleged that poor people have suffered in the last five years and "we are going to provide justice to them".

"If Narendra Modi can give money to the rich people in the country, then Congress can give the poor this money," he said.

"Narendra Modi is creating two type of India - one for the rich and the other for poor. We will not allow this to happen. There will be only one India," he said.

Asked where the money will come from and whether it will affect the economy, he claimed there is enough money in India and the Congress guarantees that 20 per cent poorest families will be given Rs 72,000 per year.

"The Congress guarantees that 20 per cent families belonging to the poorest category in India will be given Rs 72,000 each annually in their bank accounts.

"Remember that in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, I had promised that in 10 days farmers will be given a loan waiver. I am promising you today that justice will be done. Scheme will be on a phase basis. First a pilot project will be run then scheme will run," he said.

Gandhi claimed that everyday your money is being taken and "we will show you what is happening. We have been studying this for the last 4-5 months". [With inputs from PTI]

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