Nyay To Act Like Petrol, Kickstart Engine Of Economy: Rahul Gandhi

Bilaspur: Addressing a poll rally in Chhattisgarh, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that the ‘Nyay’ minimum income scheme promised by his party will act like “petrol” and revive the economy.

With the Nyay scheme, people will be able to buy things they need “which will revive manufacturing units and thereby generate employment opportunities”, he said.

“Nyay scheme will act like petrol for the Indian economy which will kickstart its engine,” he added.

“In 2014, Narendra Modi made tall promises of providing two crore jobs, fair prices to farmers and depositing Rs 15 lakh in everyone’s bank account….. Instead, Modi “snatched money from the poor and put it in the pockets” of a few businessmen,” the Congress chief said.

During demonetisation, “money was taken out from people’s pockets and put in banks” and later given to businessmen like Nirav Modi who fled from the country, Gandhi said.

“Modi had raised hopes of people by promising to deposit Rs 15 lakh in their account. I was well aware that it cannot be done,” Gandhi said.

“When we promised to waive farm loans in Chhattisgarh, Modi had asked where the money will come from. But we showed where the money comes from after waiving farm loans in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan (after winning Assembly polls in the three states),” Gandhi said.

“As soon as we are elected to power, we will deposit Rs 72,000 in bank accounts of poorest families,” he said.

“In the 21st century, India will surely eliminate poverty. We will show it by carrying out a surgical strike on poverty in the next 10-15 years,” the Congress chief said.

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