The amount will be given till a family earns Rs 12,000 per month, says Rahul Gandhi.
Goyal said he feels it will not be possible to implement this scheme as there is no data for income and salary levels.
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Congress said the word not only alludes to the party's proposed minimum income guarantee scheme but encompasses justice to all sections of the society.
If NYAY is implemented, these people have two options, either to continue with their job and earn, or choose to remain unemployed and live on a NYAY subsidy of Rs 12,000 per month.
Addressing the students in Pune, the Congress chief said all calculations have been done to fund the scheme.
Issac said that the proposal of introducing a single mode standard rate of tax is impractical as it will escalate the gap between the poor and the rich.
Experts feel that the universal basic income scheme announced by the Congress will face an uphill task at implementation.
Rahul Gandhi was joined by other top party leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, as the opposition party unveiled its manifesto.
The former vice chairman of Niti Aayog feels that there is a 'big issue of credibility' in the NYAY scheme.
The scheme would jumpstart the country's economy as the beneficiaries would start making purchases with the money received by them, Gandhi said.
With the DMK yet to begin active campaigning here, the scheme that promises Rs 72,000 per annum to 20 per cent of the country’s poorest, has failed to make waves in this part of the State.
With experts debating the pros and cons of the scheme, ISB Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry 'spilled' a few more details about the scheme in a social media post.
Official sources said Rajiv Kumar had sought time till April 5 from the Election Commission to respond to the show cause notice as he was abroad.
Pro-rich and anti-poor policies of the Narendra Modi government have created rampant and unimaginable rural distress in the past five years, Congress alleged.