Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday claimed that his party will provide 22 lakh government jobs to people if voted to power following the ongoing elections but also said that he won’t make unrealistic promises of 2 crore jobs.
"I do not promise 2 crore jobs from this stage. I talked about NYAY and lakhs of people would get employed. When we form the government, I can guarantee that Congress will give 22 lakh government jobs." "I will not say 2 crore jobs, will speak the truth of 22 lakh jobs. In 10 lakh Panchayats, youths can be employed," he said while addressing a poll rally.
Furthermore, Gandhi accused Modi of taking money from people through demonetization and then rolling out Gabbar Singh (A famous fictional villain) Tax (GST, goods and service tax) and thus taking the remaining money as well. "People stopped purchasing and as result companies were forced to shut down that led to unemployment," he said.
The Congress president reiterated his poll promise of NYAY in which the party will give Rs 72,000 to 20 percent of India’s poor whose income is under Rs 12,000 if voted to power. "NYAY scheme money will into the bank accounts of 5 crore women. Two separate India will not be created here. If Narendra Modi can deposit crore of money in bank accounts of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi then Congress will deposit money in 5 crore people," he said.
Speaking further about the party's vision, he said that his government will spend crores of rupees on education, health. He said, “Your children will get a better education because this is your money, not Anil Ambani or Mehul Choksi’s."