Pune: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the ‘Nyay’ minimum income scheme for the poor will not burden middle class as it will not raise income tax.
Rahul said if voted to power, it will give Rs 72,000 per year as minimum income to poor families. This scheme will benefit around 25 crore people.
The Congress president has described the new scheme as a ‘surgical strike’ on poverty.
Rahul said :“Money won’t be taken from the middle class and income tax won’t be raised.”.
Answering questions from students on the proposed Nyuntam Aay Yojna (Nyay) scheme, the Congress chief said all calculations were made to fund the scheme.
He said the Congress manifesto was prepared after taking inputs from all sections of the society, including farmers and the poor.
When asked about employment scenario in the country, the Congress said around 27,000 jobs are being lost per hour in India.
He also promised to reserve 33 per cent seats in Parliament, assemblies for women if his party is voted to power.