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NYAY scheme is surgical strike on poverty, says Rahul Gandhi

ANI | May 01, 2019 06:44 PM
Congress president Rahul Gandhi speaking at an election rally in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday Photo/ANI.

Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 1 (ANI): Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the party's proposed minimum income guarantee scheme NYAY is a surgical strike on poverty.

Speaking at an election rally here, the Congress president said, "Under NYAY, when Rs 72,000 per year will be sent directly to people's bank account then their purchasing power will increase which will lead to increase in production and employment."

"Till your income is less than Rs 12,000, you will get Rs 72,000 per year. This scheme is a surgical strike on poverty," he added.

The Congress president said, "There will be a separate budget for farmers from 2019 onwards. You will get to know in Barabanki what type of food processing units will be installed, how much MSP will be increased, details about compensation and insurance."

"When NYAY scheme will begin then youth can start their own business. Earlier, if you wanted to start business then you had to offer bribery to the Yogi Adityanath government. If we are voted to power in 2019, there will be no need to take any permission before starting a business of your own. If you fail to start a business then you will get fresh loans to repeat the process," Gandhi said.

Hitting out at Prime Minister Modi, Gandhi said, "PM Modi has lied to people regarding the promise of Rs 15 lakh for every citizen. PM Modi also failed to make eye contact with me when I asked the question on Rafale."

He said that in the last five years, only Congress party stood against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Gandhi said, "Anil Ambani, Vijay Mallya and Mehul Chowksi and Nirav Modi are not in jail, while a farmer is put behind bars if he fails to return the money."

"Prime Minister Modi has control over SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati. The Prime Minister can pressurise them but not Congress, he added." (ANI)

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