Already started preparations for minimum income guarantee as promised by Rahul Gandhi, says Ashok Gehlot

  • Gehlot said that the country is capable of providing such a guarantee to its citizens

  • He said that the govts formed by Congress in Rajasthan, MP and Chhattisgarh are fulfilling the promises made by Rahul; ahead of the state polls

  • Rahul on Monday promised his party would ensure minimum income guarantee for every poor person if it comes to power at the Centre

Jaipur: Welcoming Congress president Rahul Gandhi's announcement of minimum income guarantee to poor, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said he has already started preparations about the scheme. Gehlot said that the country is capable of providing such a guarantee to its citizens.

 Already started preparations for minimum income guarantee as promised by Rahul Gandhi, says Ashok Gehlot

File image of Ashok Gehlot. AFP

"This is a historic announcement. I have started preparations from today that how this scheme can be implemented, how this should be implemented and what model should be there for the implementation," Gehlot told reporters.

He said that the governments formed by the Congress in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are fulfilling the promises made by Rahul; ahead of the state polls.

"Whatever promises he made during assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, we are fulfilling them, be it farm loan waiver or allowance to unemployed youths. The announcement of minimum income by Rahul is historic," he said. "Everything is possible if a government has willpower," he added.

Rahul on Monday promised his party would ensure minimum income guarantee for every poor person if it comes to power at the Centre, echoing the 'Garibi Hatao' ('Remove Poverty') slogan coined by his grandmother Indira Gandhi during the 1971 general elections that she won.

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Updated Date: Jan 29, 2019 23:55:30 IST