Transfer money to directly to poor: Rahul Gandhi

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday demanded that Centre to directly transfer money into the bank accounts of the migrant workers affected due to the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown.

In a press briefing on Saturday, Congress leader underlined the importance of helping the migrant workers and farmers amid nationwide lockdown .”The government should directly transfer money into the bank accounts of migrants, farmers and other needy ones. It is essential to put money into the hands of the poor people,” Rahul Gandhi said.

“Economy won’t start without helping the poor and needy ones in the country,” Rahul Gandhi said.

He further said that the government of “catastrophic problem” if money is not directly put into the bank accounts of the poor immediately.
Rahul Gandhi said it is “heartbreaking to see millions of migrants walking on the highways with no food and money”.

He also highlighted the NYAY Yojna ( Minimum income guarantee scheme) proposed by Congress in 2019 and asked the government to implement the plan temporarily.

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