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L-R: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Manmohan Singh at the manifesto launch | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

3 things Congress must explain before India’s poor believe in its minimum income support

While the Congress’ Rs 6,000 a month income guarantee is ambitious, there is no clarity yet on how the 20% poor households will be picked.
Rahul Gandhi

Congress party’s minimum-income scheme for the poor is short on funding details

The plan has left economists wondering how this would be rolled out without breaching the budget deficit goal of 3.4% of GDP for the fiscal year starting April. 
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Thomas Piketty explains why he is helping Rahul Gandhi with minimum income guarantee

French economist defends Congress' minimum income guarantee scheme, says India's poor have been 'badly treated by the country's elite'.
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Thomas Piketty & Angus Deaton help frame Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income promise

British economist Angus Deaton, a 2015 Nobel Prize winner, and French economist Thomas Piketty are helping Congress shape its minimum income scheme.
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Rahul Gandhi gatecrashes the Budget and PM Modi’s final exam preparations

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Basic income for poor demands subsidy cuts, a step govts in India are unlikely to take

If no effort is made to consider how a minimum income guarantee is financed, then the expenditure would lead to cuts in public investment & higher borrowing.
The Congress has already all but committed to a nationwide farm loan waiver, says Yogendra Yadav (Representational image)

No way Congress’ minimum income guarantee will work without raising taxes

Money is what Congress' minimum income guarantee would boil down to.
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Modi’s empty kettle whistles loud while Rahul shines Indira’s old shoes

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We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.


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Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.