Addressing a public meeting in Kolar, Rahul Gandhi said the Congress has promised a minimum income guarantee scheme (MIGS), formally called Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), to 5 crores of the “poorest families” covering 25 crore people by assuring them a guaranteed minimum income of Rs. 6,000 per month or Rs 72,000 per year.
He alleged that the Modi government has cheated the people of the country by not implementing his 2014 election promise of depositing Rs. 15 lakh each in the bank account of citizens.
Rahul Gandhi promised to fill 24 lakh vacancies in various government departments and providing jobs to the youth if the party formed the government at the Centre. “Farmers will not be allowed to go to jail for not repaying loans borrowed from banks. We will waive crop loans of all farmers,” the Congress chief said.
He claimed that Mr. Modi, who promised to provide two crore jobs to unemployed youth in 2014, had stopped speaking about jobs and development. There was no mention of providing jobs to unemployed youth in the BJP poll manifesto, he added.