Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday described the party's proposed ''NYAY'' minimum income guarantee scheme as a "diesel for the engine" of the Indian economy while addressing an election rally in Rajasthan''s Dholpur district.
He said that the party will deposit Rs. 3.60 lakh in bank accounts of five crore women in five years as against Narendra Modi who opened bank accounts of people, but did not deposit a single penny in them.
Furthermore, Gandhi promised to give government jobs to 22 lakh youths in one year along with recruiting 10 lakh youths in panchayats. He also claimed that no farmer will be jailed for not repaying loans if the party will be voted to power.
"I am not here to lie. Our NYAY scheme will jumpstart the economy. It will be a diesel for the Indian economy. We will deposit Rs. 3.60 lakh in five years in bank accounts of 5 crore women," he said.
The Party has apparently promised to give annual income support of Rs. 72,000 to the 20% poor families under its ''NYAY'' scheme.
The Party President claimed that unemployment is highest in 45 years and over 22 lakh government jobs are lying vacant.
Dholpur, along with 11 seats in Rajasthan, will vote on May 6. Voting for thirteen seats of the state is voting on Monday.