Daily Archive: April 5, 2019

Income tax won’t be raised to fund Nyay scheme: Rahul

PUNE : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said the ‘Nyay’ minimum income scheme for the poor will be implemented without raising income tax or burdening the middle class.

The opposition party has said that if voted to power, it will give Rs 72,000 per year as minimum income to poor families, benefiting around 25 crore people, a move Gandhi has termed a ‘surgical strike’ on poverty.

“Money won’t be taken from the middle class and income tax won’t be raised,” Gandhi said when asked how funds will be raised for the Nyuntam Aay Yojna (Nyay) scheme. Interacting with students here, the Congress chief said all calculations have been done 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.

“The Congress poll manifesto was prepared after speaking to all stakeholders,” Gandhi said. Asked about employment scenario in the country, he said around 27,000 jobs are being lost per hour in India.

The Congress chief promised to reserve 33 per cent seats in Parliament, assemblies for women if his party is voted to power.

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BJP President Amit Shah in Thoubal: In the last 4 years, 300-km highway has been built in Manipur.

BJP President Amit Shah in Thoubal: In the last 4 years, 300-km highway has been built in Manipur. Five helipads have been built under the UDAN scheme in the state by Modi govt. Govt has also started work on the expansion of Imphal airport & air cargo terminal.

PC Chacko, Congress: No discussion on alliance took place today. Senior leaders of Delhi were called by Rahul Gandhi twice earlier.

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PM Narendra Modi in Amroha: Replying to terrorists in their own language is not being liked by some people.

PM Narendra Modi in Amroha: Replying to terrorists in their own language is not being liked by some people. When India hits back at the enemy,some people here start crying. When Pakistan is being exposed in front of the world these people start speaking in support of Pakistan