Rahul Gandhi promises minimum income guarantee if voted to power

With India slated to go to polls in a few months, the country's main opposition party has promised to implement a programme that would guarantee a minimum income for the country's poor.

During an election campaign, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi said, "This means, each poor person in India will have a minimum income. This means there will be no hungry, poor people in India."

Indian Prime Minister Modi's party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, has dismissed this announcement as an "unaffordable gimmick".

Neha Poonia reports from India

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