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NYAY scheme is 'diesel' for 'engine' of Indian economy, says Rahul Gandhi



Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the party's proposed NYAY scheme would prove to be the "diesel" to jump-start the engine of India's economy.

Talking about the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) scheme, Gandhi, while addressing a poll rally here, said, "NYAY scheme is the diesel for the engine of Indian economy. The Indian economy will jump-start as soon as this diesel will be put into it... The NYAY scheme money will be put in the accounts of five crore women. I know that women use the money wisely."

NYAY is a scheme under which the Congress has promised Rs 72,000 to 5 crore families every year if the party is voted to power.

In Kushinagar, Gandhi said the NDA-led BJP government's decisions of demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) caused "large-scale unemployment" in the country. "When Congress government comes to power in 2019, no farmer will be sent to jail for not repaying bank loans, he said.

Gandhi said if Congress was voted to power at the Centre, 22 lakh youth will be given government jobs within a year, while ten lakh others will be recruited in panchayats.

Thirteen parliamentary constituencies of the state will go to polls on May 19 in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections. Results will be announced on May 23.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 15:33 IST