Days before the national election, Rahul Gandhi today announced what he called a “historic” minimum income guarantee scheme assuring Rs. 72,000 a year for India’s poorest families if the Congress came to power. Rahul also recalled the “Garibi Hatao” slogan which was given by his grandmother and then prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1971. Rahul said, ‘Hum Hindustan se Garibi hataa kar rahenge. (We will remove the poverty from the country.)’
Here, Rahul Gandhi made a miscalculation during the announcement that became prey for troll hunters on the internet.
Rahul’s questionable Mathematics
If Rs 12,000 is for a month, how it makes Rs 72,000 for a year
Before making an official statement on Garibi Hatao 2.0, Congress didn't even care to do simple mathematics? #MinimumIncomeGuarantee #NYAY #RahulForBehtarBharat pic.twitter.com/CwJhBkPcJf
— Chowkidar Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) March 25, 2019
Just see the calculation of scheme they say 12000 pm but 72000 per year How? . So Its GHOTALA right from announcement of the scheme.
by the way Congress is Back to their oldest JUMLA of Garibi Hatao by Indira Gandhi 50 years back. Pappu Kahin Ka – https://t.co/iqXAp4xwS2
— चौकीदार Totlani Krishan (@kktotlani) March 25, 2019
He said the money will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of 20 percent of the poorest in the country. The scheme, said the Congress president, would lift five crore families or 25 crore people out of poverty.
TooMuchDesperation by @RahulGandhi this election. Rs 72,000/yr 2 India's 20% poorest family(5cr.)
Almost 5 lakh cr./yr (==whole UP state budget)
Our Defense budget is 3lakh cr.#MinimumIncomeGuarantee#RahulForBehtarBharat
Biggest Flawed Promise Ever in d name of "Garibi Hatao"
— Nrusingha Prasad Panda (@nppanda8) March 25, 2019
Why it is a bigger fraud than Indira's Garibi Hatao…
The numbers explained…
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) March 25, 2019
“It is not acceptable to the Congress that there is poverty in India in the 21st century. The final assault on poverty has begun,” he said of the scheme named Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) by his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
After making the big announcement, he asked the media, “Haan, surprise hue na? (so, you look surprised)”. He also described it as an “extremely powerful, dynamic, well-thought-through idea.”
Garibi Hatao has become way old
— ಚಂದ್ರಶೇಖರ್ ಕಲ್ಯಾ Chowkidar (@chandrakalya) March 25, 2019
So many loopholes in a single Tweet!
1. Historic Day was in 1971 When Indira Gandhi announced – Garibi Hatao
2. Dream of NYAY was snatched away for 40 years by Congress
3. 72,000/year means 14% of our GDP (We spend 2-5% GDP on Defence) – Country will go in Fragile 5 again
— Chowkidar Prasad Karwa (@PrasadKarwa) March 25, 2019
RaGa takes up traditional garibi hatao-10 yrs too late? pic.twitter.com/CtlIXQZtj1
— Reading Between Lines (@Reading_Btwn_) March 25, 2019
— चौकीदार रोहित कुमार सिंह (காவலாளி ரோஹித்) (@Rohitspeaks_) March 25, 2019
Rahul Gandhi is taking cue from his Grandma's Garibi Hatao slogan which was coined years ago.
Today the Country doesn't need populist schemes, we need our marginalised to be empowered like what PM Modi is doing with Ujjawala Yojna, Ayushman Bharat, houses, toilets etc. pic.twitter.com/C8FIqOY1fb
— Naina 🇮🇳 (@NaIna0806) March 25, 2019
Rahul Gandhi said that ‘Garibi Hatao’ and NYAY will be the headliners in the Congress campaign for the elections.