Rs 72,000 annually to poor families if Cong voted to power: Rahul Gandhi


New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has promised to give Rs 72,000 per annum to 25 crore poor families of the country if party is voted to power.

Gandhi on Monday said nearly 25 crore poor people in the country will get financial assistance of Rs 72,000 per annum if the party is voted to power.

Dwelling upon his party’s promised Minimum Income Guarantee scheme, Nyay, the Congress president  said it will provide Rs 72,000 per annum to 20 per cent of the poorest families in the country.

He told reporters after a meeting of the Congress Working Committee that the scheme will be the “final assault on poverty”.

Gandhi said Nyay is a major promise of the Congress ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

He said the scheme will supplement income of those earning Rs 12,000 per month.

The minimum income line is Rs 12,000, Gandhi said and added that those who have income less than Rs 12,000 we will top up their income.

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