Port Blair, Jan 29: The Congress President, Mr. Rahul Gandhi on 28th Jan 2019, has announced a guaranteed minimum income for the poor across the country, much like the system of social security in other country like the US.
In a press conference held at Gandhi Bhawan here today, the Chief Spokesperson, PCC, Mr. K Ganeshan said that the Congress party has decided to implement the historic decision if voted to power in 2019. Mr. Gandhi has said that the Congress-led government is going to give minimum income guarantee. This means, each poor person in India will have minimum income. This means there will be no hungry, poor people in India.
“The idea of a universal basic income for the poor will be implemented because we cannot build a new India while millions of our brothers & sisters suffer the scourge of poverty. If voted to power in 2019, the Congress is committed to a Minimum Income Guarantee for every poor person, to help eradicate poverty & hunger. This is the vision & promise of the Congress chief,” he said.
Mr.Ganeshan & Mr. Tamil Selvam highlighted the false promise made by the BJP during the 2014 Lok Sabha election wherein the Mr. Modi said if voted to power, the BJP Govt. will provide 2 crore jobs annually. “However, as per available date only1.5 lakhs jobs has been provided in the last four years. He also referred to the growing unemployment in the islands. Since the UT administration is unable to provide jobs to the education, the situation in the islands is growing tense and more and more educated unemployed youth are rendered jobless,” Mr. Ganeshan said.