After Minimum Income Promise, Rahul Bats for Women’s Quota Bill
Rahul Gandhi on Monday said his party would ensure a minimum income guarantee for every poor if voted to power.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, 29 January, said the Women's Reservation Bill would be passed on priority if the party is voted to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Addressing polling booth committee members in Kerala's Kochi, the Congress president said:
“The first thing we will do when we win the 2019 election is to pass the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Parliament... We want to see women in positions of leadership.”Rahul Gandhi as quoted by PTI
The bill seeking to reserve 33 percent of seats in Parliament and legislature has been pending for a long time in view of lack of consensus.
‘PM Modi Has Provided Maximum Income Guarantee to His 15 Friends’
The Congress president also reiterated his promise to provide a minimum income guarantee to the poor on Tuesday, while accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of providing a "maximum income guarantee to 15 of his friends."
“He (PM Modi) has provided maximum income guarantee to 15 of his friends. If you’re Anil Ambani, you are guaranteed the maximum income you can get. We’re going to give a minimum income guarantee to all the Indians.”Rahul Gandhi, as quoted by ANI
Targeting the Modi government over unemployment, Gandhi accused the PM of spending five years "wasting India's time telling one lie after another."
Emphasising on his party’s commitment towards farmers, the Congress president said:
“We have waived farm loans in the three states where we’ve won elections. We’ve committed that in 2019, we will have a government that will make up for all the crimes that Narendra Modi has committed against farmers over the last five years.”Rahul Gandhi, as quoted by ANI
‘Each Poor Person in India Will Have Minimum Income’
On Monday, Rahul Gandhi had announced that his party would ensure a minimum income guarantee for every poor in the country if it returns to power after the Lok Sabha polls due in April-May.
“The Congress has decided to take a historic decision... The Congress-led government is going to give Minimum Income Guarantee. This means, each poor person in India will have minimum income. This means there will be no hungry, poor person in India,” he said.
Gandhi made the remarks at the 'Kisaan Abhaar Sammelan' held in Raipur to express gratitude to Chhattisgarh's people, particularly farmers, for voting the party to power in the state after a gap of 15 years.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)
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