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Cong promise on minimum income 'undoable', says TN CM

Press Trust of India  |  Salem (TN) 

Chief Minister K Palaniswami Friday termed Rahul Gandhi's promise on minimum income to poor as "undoable" and claimed the party was trying all ways to get into power.

Campaigning for AIADMK ally, Pattali Makkal Katchi's candidate for the Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency, Anbumani Ramadoss, Palaniswami also took a dig at the DMK for making "irrelevant" promises in the

"It is all optics. A scheme that would never reach people is being touted as something that will be implemented," Palaniswami said.

Prompted by Ramadoss, Palaniswami said, "...Yes, it needs Rs 3.5 lakh crore. Where is it? They are all lies and undoable. They are trying to get into power by trying all ways. We are not like that."

Gandhi recently announced that Rs 72,000 per year will be given as minimum income to poor families, benefiting around 25 crore people, if his party is voted to power in the Lok Sabha polls.

The said 20 per cent or five crore families belonging to the poorest category with monthly income less than Rs 12,000 would come under the scheme.

Palaniswami hit out at DMK chief M K Stalin, alleging that he has enacted a drama on manifesto to trick people.

"Elections are happening for parliament polls and not assembly. But DMK has made all promises that has to be made for assembly elections. This is a trick to fool people," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 20:45 IST