Congress on Tuesday stated that its minimum income guarantee initiative NYAY (Nyuntam Aay Yojana) is not a top-up scheme but will provide Rs 72,000 to 20 per cent of poorest families residing in the country.
Addressing a press conference Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala accused the BJP of being anti-poor. He stated, “Rs 72000 will be provided to 5 crore of the poorest families of the country. This is not a top-up scheme 20 per cent families will be given Rs 72000 per year. The amount will be deposited in the woman member of the family. This scheme will be applicable to both urban and rural poor of the country.”