Rahul Gandhi’s miscalculation & “Garibi Hatao” slogan become troll feed for twitterati

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

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.

“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

Rahul Gandhi said that ‘Garibi Hatao’ and NYAY will be the headliners in the Congress campaign for the elections.



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