Congress promises Rs 72,000 per year, Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha election game-changer, 20% of the poorest families given. Addressing the media after the Congress Working Committee meeting, party president Rahul Gandhi said they will provide Rs. 72,000 per annum to the poorest families, if voted to power.
The scheme will benefit the poorest 20% of India’s population, the Congress president announced. Under the scheme, Rs 72,000 is proposed to be transferred to the beneficiary households every year. He also apprised the media on the likely beneficiaries of the dole, which will amount to Rs 6,000 per month. Gandhi has named the scheme Nyaya.
NYAY will be the headliner in the Congress campaign for the elections. The party has been attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over demonetisation and the lack of jobs, which, Rahul Gandhi says, has left millions of Indians struggling.
Rahul Gandhi announced the scheme on a day the poll process formally took off as candidates for the first round of polling filed their papers. Minutes before the press conference, the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s top policy-making body had met to finalise its manifesto.