News By/Courtesy: Roshni Kapur | 29 Mar 2019 10:56am IST

With the coming elections and the political tiff going on between the dominating political parties of Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Congress, the Election Commission has issued a notice to NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar after he made remarks criticizing the election promise of minimum income support for the poor made by Congress political party by naming the proposed scheme as Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY). The party’s Prime Minister candidate Rahul Gandhi proposed that if their party comes to power the party will implement this scheme of Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) were families below income of Rs. 12,000 per month will receive the difference amount, not more that Rs. 6000 directly in their bank accounts to provide income support.

The day the scheme was launched, he in a series of tweets on Twitter said: "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)," In another tweet, he said: "The cost of the Minimum Income Guarantee scheme at 2% of GDP and 13% of the budget will ensure that real needs of people remain unsatisfied." Based on the tweets and a series of negative comments made by him to various media officials has let the Election Commission to take cognizance on the comments and hence issued a notice to him. Taking a note of the matter, the Election Commission might also seek explanation from Mr. Rajiv Kumar for the same.

Section Editor: Shreyashi Tiwari | 29 Mar 2019 11:06am IST

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