Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the ambitious 'Nyay' scheme was finalised only after consulting experts. The Congress, if voted to power, guarantees to deposit Rs 72,000 annually under the scheme to poor Indian families, Gandhi said, addressing a poll rally in Maharashtra's Nagpur.
The Congress leader said he was here for the long haul and was "not interested in telling lies like Prime Minister Narendra Modi".
Gandhi said the promise of Rs 72,000 to the poor families per year under the Nyay scheme was made only after speaking to experts. The Congress chief said implementation of the scheme will not affect the economy. The scheme will be a "surgical strike on poverty", Gandhi said.
"Congress party is about to do a surgical strike on poverty, Narendra Modiji had promised Rs 15 lakh. Rs 72,000 annually implies, Rs 3,60,000 in 5 years. No matter what, I don't care, my aim is clear," he stated.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Nagpur: Congress party is about to do a surgical strike on poverty, Narendra Modi ji had promised Rs 15 lakh. Rs 72,000 annually implies, Rs 3,60,000 in 5 years. No matter what, I don't care, my aim is clear. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/02r1SinwSIâ€” ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2019
While the Congress wants to work for the people of India, the BJP just makes hollow claims, the Congress chief reiterated, adding that the lies of Modi-led BJP get exposed.
Targeting Anil Ambani on the Rafale deal, Gandhi said the industrialist lacks expertise in defence manufacturing, his businesses have failed and he has no money but still got the "biggest" defence contract.