2019 polls highlights: BJP rejects Rahul's plan, says Cong failed the poor

Congress President Rahul Gandhi announced minimum income guarantee scheme assuring Rs 72,000 a year for 20 per cent of India's poorest. Catch LIVE updates on Lok Sabha polls 2019

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rejects Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s promise to give Rs 72,000 annually to the poorest as a 'bluff' announcement

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: president said on Monday that his party will give Rs 72,000 rupees to each of India's poorest families every year if it wins the Lok Sabha elections, calling his promise a "final assault on poverty".

The rejected his statement, saying it showed Gandhi's desperation. "If you are sure about your defeat, you can promise moon. Who takes it seriously? Already under different schemes poor families get much more support. Is it in addition to those schemes or they all will be subsumed in it?" said general secretary Ram Madhav on Twitter.

The Supreme Court Monday asked the to reply by March 28 if it can increase the number of samples in its VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit) survey from one in each assembly segment for the upcoming general and assembly elections.

Here's what made election news on Monday.

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