Congress president Rahul Gandhi at an election rally said his party’s `Nyay’ scheme will help in revival of the economy and create jobs in the country which has been badly affected by demonetisation and GST decisions of the Narendra Modi government.
Gandhi repeated his “chowkidar chor hai” (the watchman if thief) jibe to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged he has given Rs 30,000 crore to businessman Anil Ambaniin the Rafale fighter jet deal.
“We have promised to give Rs 72,000 crore (a year) to poor people under the Nyay scheme which will change the economic condition of the poor in the country,” he said.
Gandhi said the scheme, Nyuntam Aay Yojana – a key feature of the Congress manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls – was devised after consultations within the party.
“I had called all the economists of the Congress party and asked them what is the amount that we can give to the poor people of the country.
“They came up with the figure of Rs 72,000,” he said, adding Modi had in 2014 made a false promise of giving Rs 15 lakh to people, but the Congress will definitely give Rs 3.60 lakh (estimated cost of `Nyay’).