Promoting his plan of giving minimum income to every Indian if voted to power in the upcoming general elections, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that PM Narendra Modi has provided maximum income guarantee to 15 of his friends but he is planning to extend benefit of universal basic income to everyone.
Addressing a gathering of booth workers in Kerala's Cochin, Rahul said his party waived off loans taken by farmers in the three states - Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan - immediately after assuming the charge.
"He (PM Modi) has provided maximum income guarantee to 15 of his friends. If you're Anil Ambani you've guarantee to maximum income you can get. We're going to give a minimum income guarantee to all the Indians," said the Congress president.
Taking a dig the Modi government, Rahul said the grand old party has committed that in 2019 the country will have a government that will make up for all the crimes that Narendra Modi has done against farmers over the last five years.
"We will ensure that in every election, many more youngsters and women participate. We want to see women in positions of leadership and I know leaders of Kerala are extremely capable," Rahul added.
Taking a swipe at the prime minister, Rahul said Narendar Modi has failed to deliver on the promise of creating two crore jobs.
"Mr. Modi promised 2 crore jobs, but he creates only 450 in 24 hours. For the last 5 years, he has provided a maximum income guarantee to 15 of his friends," said Rahul Gandhi.
We have decided, if Narendra Modi can give maximum income guarantee to 15 rich people, we will give minimum income guarantee to every single citizen: Congress President @RahulGandhi #SwagathamRahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/q8k7h98MGC— Congress (@INCIndia) January 29, 2019