Discontented BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who was denied re-nomination by the party, praised Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income guarantee scheme `NYAY’, under which Rs 72,000 will be given to 20 per cent of India’s poorest families, every year.
He said that this scheme is a master stroke by the `master of situation’ (Rahul Gandhi). It has rattled our people so much that some of our prominent people had to rush for a press conference, calling the whole declaration/ announcement “chhal kapat (sic),” he tweeted.
He also attacked the BJP leaders who are criticising the scheme. “Would like to know from our learned friends / leadership – that when you announced various ‘jumlaas’….15 Lacs to every individual, farmers’ loan waivers and subsidies, more than 2 crore jobs for the youth every year, etc. etc..Was all this fair?”
Sinha added, What is right for Peter, should be right for Paul, Sir. The people have welcomed this move and are very excited. Farmers loans have been waived as promised by them recently – in 3 different states. This is how things are paid in the same coin, that’s why it is called ‘master of situation’ Rahul Gandhi.