He will transfer the first instalment of the 'Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumiheen Krishi Mazdoor Nyay Yojana' in the bank accounts of 3,55,000 landless agricultural labourers registered under the scheme.
"The move will be an apt response to those who put out the eternal flame at India Gate's Amar Jawan Jyoti," said Sushil Anand Shukla, Chairman, Congress Media Cell.
A National War Memorial is befitting to an independent country, which we became 75 years ago. India Gate, on the other hand, is an imperial war memorial.
Gehlot said the move of extinguishing the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate and merging the two is "beyond everyone's comprehension".
Former Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter and requested him to rescind the decision.
Attacking the government, Gandhi said some people cannot understand patriotism and sacrifice, and added that the Congress will light the Amar Jawan Jyoti once again.
It also further claimed that "martyrs" were "insulted" by conducting a laser show in Jallianwala Bagh.
Rahul Gandhi hit out, saying some people cannot understand patriotism and sacrifice, and added that the Congress will light the Amar Jawan Jyoti once again.
The iconic Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate will be extinguished forever on Friday as it will be merged with the flame burning at the National War Memorial.
The Amar Jawan Jyoti will be merged with the eternal flame at the National War Memorial on January 21 with an appropriate military ceremony