The scheme would jumpstart the country's economy as the beneficiaries would start making purchases with the money received by them, Gandhi said.
Hyderabad: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the money proposed to be given to the poor under Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay) scheme would be deposited in the accounts of women.
"This money would go to the bank account of the woman in the family. Every month, this money will directly go to the bank accounts of women. Crores of women will get power and India would stand on its own," he said, addressing a rally at Wanaparthy under Nagarkurnool Lok Sabha constituency. Nyay scheme is part of the party's Lok Sabha election manifesto.
He addressed three rallies at Zaheerabad, Wanaparthy and Huzurnagar during his campaign in Telangana, which goes to polls in the first phase on April 11.
"We guarantee the implementation of Nyay scheme (Nyay yojana ham aapko guarantee karke denge' in Hindi)," he said.
Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made the false promise of depositing Rs 15 lakh in the bank accounts of the poor, he said Congress has announced the Nyay to ensure that the poor live with dignity.
Congress feels that the income of any person in the 21st century should not be less than Rs 12,000 per month, he said. The scheme would jumpstart the country's economy as the beneficiaries would start making purchases with the money received by them, Gandhi said.