Reminding Mumbaikars of Congress' promise of providing houses of minimum 500 sq. feet, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Sunday, shared a message on Twitter that he would deliver on the promise once voted into power.
(On March 1, in a Mumbai rally, I had supported the proposal made by Congress leaders for providing 500 square feet of permanent homes to the ordinary citizens of Mumbai. I assure Mumbaikars when the Congress party comes to power, the slum dwellers and the tenants will get their rightful houses!)
Earlier on March 1, Congress president Rahul Gandhi announced that his party would give 500 sq ft houses to slum-dwellers in Mumbai within ten days if voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections, while addressing a rally at MMRDA grounds.
"I made a promise of farm loan waivers in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, which was fulfilled within 10 days of our party coming to power. Today, I am saying I make a promise in Mumbai that if Congress comes to power in Maharashtra, each slum dweller will get a 500 sq ft house in slum redevelopment schemes."Gandhi said
He also mentioned a tight time-frame for the schemes' approval.
"I am saying ten days, but I assure you it will do done within two days," Gandhi added.
At present, under the slum redevelopment projects currently in progress, 269 sq ft houses are provided to slum dwellers who are made to relocate.
Gandhi has also promised the implementation of the NYAY yojna (Nyuntam Aay Yojana) which guarantees a minimum income for the bottom 20% of the population, by giving Rs.6,000 every month to 5 crore families i.e 25 crore people.
Mumbai will vote in a single phase on April 29. The Indian general election is currently being held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha. The counting of votes will be conducted on 23 May, and on the same day, the results will be declared.