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Rahul Gandhi promises minimum income for poor

January 29, 2019

Political parties have started wooing the voters before the upcoming general elections with promises and schemes. Congress party President Rahul Gandhi has also made a major announcement during his visit to Chhattisgarh on Monday.

Rahul has announced that all the poor people across the country will be given a minimum income if Congress party comes to power.

Rahul said that the Congress party is committed to a 'Minimum Income Guarantee' for every poor person in India to ensure that hunger and poverty are eradicated. This distribution of income will be based on the social security system that is used in the USA.

We cannot build a new India while millions of our brothers & sisters suffer the scourge of poverty. If voted to power in 2019, the Congress is committed to a Minimum Income Guarantee for every poor person, to help eradicate poverty & hunger. Rahul tweeted.

The announcement is being seen as a response to the recent considerations of the BJP led government to make cash payment to farmers instead of offering subsidies.

Congress is leaving no stone unturned for the 2019 general elections. Recently Rahul's sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was inducted into active politics from eastern Uttar Pradesh. Congress has had a good run in the last year's assembly elections in five states and is hopeful of making impact in the general elections as well.

The announcement has received mixed response from social media users.

Sanjay K Nema‏ @SanjayKNema2tweeted," Replying to @INCIndia @RahulGandhi Rahul has to clear this statement from who's pocket he will give this amount... if we taxpayers than I'll say no to congress"

RJ‏ @RishiJain_74wrote,"Replying to @INCIndia @RahulGandhi Lies and only lies. Rs.500/- to Rs. 1000/- per person won't be sufficient for minimum guaranteed Income for anyone. Congress doesn't have any plan.

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