Election Commission of India has questioned NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar for commenting against the Congress’s minimum income Rs. 72,000/- per family promise announced by Rahul Gandhi.

Election Commission has issued a notice to NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar over his comment on criticizing the Congress’s key election promise of minimum income support for the poorest families. EC mentioned that his comments violated the poll code which prohibits officials to support the government; it has sought Rajiv Kumar to response in two days from the date of the notice submission

Rajiv Kumar Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog in series of tweet question the possibilities of Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) [Minimum Income Scheme] in a series of tweet.

Congress party promised Garibi Hatao in 1971, OROP in 2008, Food Security in 2013 to win elections, but couldn’t fulfill any of those. The same unfortunate fate awaits the populist and opportunistic promise of Minimum Income Guarantee (sic),” he tweeted on Monday.
The cost of the Minimum Income Guarantee scheme at 2% of GDP and 13% of the budget will ensure that needs of people remain unsatisfied.

Rajiv Kumar statement in twitter

Rahul Gandhi announced that the poorest family which earns annual income of less than Rs. 12,000 will be credited with Rs. 6,000/- per month total of Rs. 72,000/- per annum. Around 25 crore people will be profited by the scheme.

Finance Minister Arun Jatiely claimed that this is a bluff commitment
“20% of the country’s poorest families were already getting Rs. 1.06 lakh each under various schemes promoted by the Narendra Modi government”

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan who quits his position mention that Rahul Gandhi’s Minimum Income scheme is possible with few constraints.

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