Ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Congress president Rahul Gandhi unveiled the details of the 'minimum support scheme' that was promised he had promised earlier. On Monday, Gandhi made his first poll promise in Chhattisgarh saying nearly 25 crore poor people will be assisted with Rs 72,000 per year if the party wins the upcoming elections.
The income support scheme will be made available for families making less than Rs 12,000 per month.
Gandhi claimed that "We will wipe out poverty from the country" and that the scheme will be the largest minimum scheme in the world. "It is an extremely powerful, ground-breaking and well-thought through the idea. We have consulted many economists on the scheme. We have studied the fiscal implications of the scheme," he further said.