RaGa’s Minimum Income Guarantee: Rs 72,000 per year to 20% of poorest families

Is Congress's income guarantee scheme a doable proposition or a vote wooing strategy?

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday, 25 March, outlined the details of his minimum income guarantee scheme.

India’s poorest families will get Rs 72,000 per year, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said as he announced the ambitious minimum income promise for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.

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Top Congress leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, senior Congress leaders Ahmed Patel, AK Antony and P Chidambaram were present at the meeting.

”Congress party promises that India’s 20%,most poor families will get yearly 72,000 rupees in their bank accounts under minimum basic income guarantee scheme. 5 crore families and 25 crore people will directly benefit from this scheme. All calculations have been done. There is no such scheme anywhere else in the world,” Gandhi said during a party press conference in Delhi.

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