Purulia (WB): Congress president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday said he does not believe in false promises like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party’s proposed minimum income guarantee scheme NYAY will function like a surgical strike against poverty.
Addressing an election rally here, Gandhi claimed that only his party is able to defeat the BJP – neither the Trinamool Congress nor any other party.
“NYAY will be implemented if the Congress is voted to power. It will help eliminate poverty from the country. NYAY is a surgical strike against poverty,” he said.
Five crore poor families of the country will get Rs 72,000 annually by this project, he said.
Modi failed to keep his promise of depositing Rs 15 Lakh to the accounts of all the people of the country, but “I do not believe in making false promises like him”, he said.
“Only the Congress has the potential to defeat the BJP government led by Narendra Modi, neither the Trinamool Congress nor any other party,” Gandhi said urging the people to vote for his party.
Slamming the prime minister, the Congress chief said, “Modi is the chowkidar of elites such industrialists Anil Ambani, Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya, and not of the general people in the country.”
“Most of them have committed crimes, looted public money and left the country,” Gandhi alleged.
Describing demonetisation as a major scam which has ruined the people and the country’s economy, he called upon the masses to take a lesson from it and defeat the Modi government to prevent recurrence of those days of disaster.
Alleging that the prime minister is trying to divide the country along religious lines, Gandhi claimed, “Wherever he (Modi) goes, he spreads hatred and vitiates the atmosphere.