Hyderabad, Mar 9: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched the party's campaign for the coming Parliament elections in Telangana reiterating that the minimum income guarantee scheme for the poor would be implemented in the country if the party voted to power in the ensuing polls.
Addressing a public meeting and party leaders and cadre at a function hall in Shamshabad near here, Mr Gandhi said that a minimum income level would be fixed for the scheme and whoever was below the income level would be chosen as the beneficiary of the minimum income guarantee scheme.
He also announced that his party would bring women’s reservation bill if his party came to power after the general elections.
There is an urgent need to provide reservation for women in state Assemblies and the Lok Sabha to ensure their empowerment, he further said.
He said the time has come to vote out Prime Minister Narendra Modi who only helped a handful of rich people who had looted the banks to the tune of thousands of crore of rupee.
Mr Gandhi stated that while Mr. Modi helped the few rich, the latter was insensitive to the problems of the poor including the farmers adding that the five-year rule of BJP had divided the country into rich and poor. (UNI)