Congress will give special category status to Andhra Pradesh if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi


Congress President Rahul Gandhi Sunday promised to provide special category status to Andhra Pradesh, if the party was voted to power in coming Lok Sabha elections, and expressed surprise that parties in the state failed to aggressively push the issue. Assuring that his party would also launch a surgical strike on poverty, the Congress chief said Nyay, his promise of a minimum income scheme, was a non-violent weapon that will be used to uplift the poorest. Addressing his first election rally here in the state, which goes to simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha polls, Gandhi said while the previous Congress-led UPA had created poverty eradication schemes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dismantled everything. READ ALSO | Terming his proposed minimum income scheme Nyay as historic, he said it was the partys non-violent weapon against poverty. Gandhi, whose party is contesting the polls in Andhra Pradesh alone, said while Modi did surgical strikes against the poor his party will carry it out against poverty.

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