Rebel BJP Leader Shatrughan Sinha, who is reportedly closing in on joining the Congress party, has heaped praise on Rahul Gandhi and his party's promise of Rs 72,000/per year Minimum Income Guarantee scheme should they be voted back to power in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The actor-turned-politician, who was recently dropped by his party from the Patna Sahib constituency, has slammed the BJP for questioning this proposal by the Congress. In a series of tweets, he not only complimented the Gandhi scion, but also launched a stinging attack on his party.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday, while addressing the media, raised 'Gareebi hatao' slogan as he proposed scheme which he said will be 'historic'.
"We are going to give justice to the poor people of India," the Congress president began triumphantly, explaining that "Justice will be given by our Minimum Income Guarantee scheme, I will share some of its details with pride."
"This is a historic scheme for the whole world," he said, adding, "I've been asked wherever I go, what will be the line of this minimum income, and how many people will it help?" (He had first spoken of such a scheme before the end-2018 Assembly elections)
He answered his own question: "I want to tell people, the line is Rs 12,000 per month. Are you shocked or not? This much money is there in India. Congress guarantees that India's 20% poorest families... wait for it... will get Rs 72,000 every year."