New Delhi: Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra has announced the party’s decision to implement the Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY) scheme and provide a sum of Rs 6,000 per month to poor families in case it comes to power in the national capital after the Assembly elections due early next year, stated a report.
Speaking at a Delhi Congress event on Wednesday, Subhash Chopra was quoted by news agency PTI as saying, “If the Congress forms the government in Delhi, we will implement the Nyay scheme in Delhi.” He further claimed that the NYAY scheme of Congress in Delhi would act as a corrective measure as against Modi-led government’s move to scrap the high-value currency notes in November 2016. Slamming the demonetisation move, Chopra, as quoted by news agency PTI, had said, “The Modi government robbed the women of the country of their secret savings that they had saved painstakingly over the years from their household budgets.”
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi had announced about the NYAY scheme in the run-up to the Lok Sabha Elections conducted in April to May this year. Through this scheme, the Congress party had promised to deposit a sum of Rs 72,000 (Rs 6,000 per month) in the bank accounts of five crore people in India, if the party was voted to power at the Centre. As per the “Nyay” scheme, the Congress manifesto released in view of the Lok Sabha Elections 2019, the eldest women members of Below Poverty Line (BPL) families would be provided with an annual sum of Rs 72,000 to augment their family income, noted Rahul Gandhi.