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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.

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

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
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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.
Sandeep Adhwaryu | The Times of India

Modi’s empty kettle whistles loud while Rahul shines Indira’s old shoes

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On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.