Cong’s bid to ‘cheat’ poor again: Jaitley slams Rahul’s minimum income promise

NEW DELHI: BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday slammed Rahul Gandhi’s promise of giving Rs 72,000 per year to the most deprived families as a “bluff” and yet another Congress’ bid to “cheat” the poor, and asserted the Modi Government was already giving one-and-a-half times more money to them.

The Finance Minister told reporters here that the Congress has a history of cheating the poor and misleading the country in the name of removing poverty as it only gave them slogans but not the tools and resources.

“Merely slogans and statements will not remove poverty. It will go by providing resources which the Modi Government has by giving the poor houses, gas connections, roads… You (Congress) have cheated the poor many times and are trying to do so again. But people will not fall in this trap this time,” he said. (AGENCIES)