New Delhi, Apr 16 : Terming the Congress campaign slogan 'Ab Hoga NYAY' (Now there will be justice) as not just a slogan but the party’s commitment to the people of the country, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the song had been a huge hit across the country.
#AbHogaNYAY is not just a slogan, it’s the Congress party’s commitment to the people of India. Our catchy campaign theme song has become a big hit across India,' Mr Gandhi said in a tweet. He also posted on his twitter handle the new video on the NYAY campaign .
Early this momth, the Congress released its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, promising Rs 72,000 annually to five crore poorest families under Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), a host of incentives for youth wanting to start their own businesses, a simplified single slab Goods and Services Tax (GST) and filling up 22 lakh vacancies in the government by March 2020.
Asserting that the abolition of poverty remains the foremost goal of the Congress and recalling with pride that the Congress-led UPA government lifted 14 crore people out of poverty between 2004 and 2014, the Congress has set the goal of elimination of abject poverty by the year 2030.
In this context, it announced the Minimum Income Support Programme (MISP) or Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), under which poorest 20 per cent families of the country would get Rs 72,000 per year if the party comes to power in 2019.
The target population will be five crore families who constitute the poorest 20 per cent in India. They will be the beneficiaries of MISP or NYAY. Each family will be guaranteed a cash transfer of Rs 72,000 a year. As far as possible, the money will be transferred to the account of a woman of the family who has a bank account or who will be urged to open a bank account. There will a Design phase (3 months) followed by a Pilot and Testing phase (6–9 months) before roll-out.
The estimated cost will be less than 1 per cent of GDP in first Year and less than 2 per cent of GDP in second Year and thereafter. As the nominal GDP grows and families move out of poverty, the cost will decline as a proportion of GDP. (UNI)