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NCP backs minimum income guarantee scheme

Mumbai | Updated on March 28, 2019 Published on March 28, 2019

Backing the Congress’ election promise of minimum income guarantee scheme of ₹6,000 per month, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said every political party presents development programmes before voters for their economic and social progress.

DP Tripathi, General Secretary, NCP, said criticising the scheme based on solid logic is the right of every citizen, but ridiculing it without any basis is not right.

Referring to the slogan of BJP’s earlier avatar, Bharatiya Jana Sangh in the late 60s, “har haat me kaam, har khet me pani, ghar, ghar me deepak” (work for all, water in every farm, light in every house)”, Tripathi said “Has the slogan come true? Did anyone go ask them about it,” he said. Sharad Pawar-spearheaded NCP will contest 22 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra out of 48. The party recently released its manifesto “Aao Milkar Desh Banaye” ahead of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections

Tripathi also said the parties in the Mahagathbandhan are still working on identifying a common candidate who can take on (Narendra) Modi in Varanasi and the name will be announced soon.

Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s blog post describing the Mahagatbandhan as “Maha milawat for satta, swarth and shoshan”, Tripathi said the comment does not reflect well on somebody who is holding the highest position in a country, which is known for not using unparliamentary words even against its enemy.

Published on March 28, 2019
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