Days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls 2019, Congress president Rahul Gandhi made the announcement of 'minimum income guarantee scheme' for the poorest of the poor in the country. Rahul Gandhi had said that the Congress party will deposit Rs 72,000 'each year' in the bank accounts of 20 per cent of the country's poorest under the 'Nyay' (Nyuntam Aay Yojna) scheme.
Amid the debate over Congress party and Rahul Gandhi's ambitious promise, BJP has posted a video montage on its official Twitter handle, exposing the party president over his lies to the public of the country. Captioning the tweet, saying 'Someone has said the truth, lies are easily forgotten', BJP has put out three instances wherein chief of the Grand Old Party, Rahul Gandhi can be seen and heard making three different promises on the 'Rs 72,000 per year claim'.
In the first video montage, Gandhi said, "Congress party can give Rs 72,000 PER YEAR to the 20 percent poorest families of the nation."
In the second footage, he said, "Every MONTH Rs 72,000 Congress party will give."
In the third clip, Gandhi said, "Congress party every year Rs 72,000 CRORE will put in banks."
Watch the viral video here:
On May 25, Rahul Gandhi announced that 20 per cent families belonging to the poorest category will be given Rs 72,000 each annually as minimum income if his party comes to power.
PM Narendra Modi in his most explosive election interview with Republic Media Network's Editor-in-chief on Friday shot down Congress' NYAY Minimum Income Guarantee promise highlighting that 'Garibi Hatao' and Rahul Gandhi's 'final assault on poverty' is something the Congress has assured multiple times across multiple generations:
"Their track record should be seen. One family for four generations - Nehruji spoke about poverty, Indiraji also spoke about poverty, Rajiv Gandhi also spoke about poverty, Sonia Gandhi also spoke about poverty and now the fifth generation is also talking about poverty. And these are the people who have ruled the country for 55 years. It has been only them ruling for 55 years. Despite that, their track record shows that the poor have become poorer. Who will trust them? The issue is not that...This is not about the economy..," PM Modi said.
Meanwhile, the 17th Lok Sabha election will be held in seven phases beginning April 11. The final phase of voting will take place on May 19. The counting of votes will be done on May 23.