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Lok Sabha election 2019 LIVE: Former Union Minister Sukh Ram rejoins Congress

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Lok Sabha election 2019, Election 2019

Election 2019, Phase 1 election 2019 constituency: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday announced that if the grand old party returns to power, it will launch a scheme under which families earning blow Rs 12,000 per month will be given a cash support of Rs 72,000 annually.

“Congress party promises that India’s 20%, most poor families will get yearly 72,000 rupees in their bank accounts under minimum basic income guarantee scheme. Five crore families and 25 crore people will directly benefit from this scheme. All calculations have been done. There is no such scheme anywhere else in the world,” he said.

“Final assault on poverty has begun. It is an extremely powerful, ground-breaking and well-thought through idea. We have consulted many economists on the scheme,” he added.

Today is the last day for filing nomination for the first phase of Lok Sabha election will be held on April 11 across 91 constituencies spread across 20 seats. Several top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress leaders will file their nominations today. Union minister and former BJP president Nitin Gadkari held a mega roadshow in Nagpur ahead of filing his papers. He was accompanied by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

A total of 91 constituencies spread across 20 states will go to polls on April 11.