NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar (Official Twitter Handle of NITI Ayog)

Election Commission ‘Displeased’ Over NITI Aayog Vice Chairman’s Remarks Against NYAY Scheme

The Election Commission expressed "displeasure" over NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar's remarks against the Congress' proposed NYAY scheme.

In a communication sent to Kumar, the Election Commission asked him to be cautious in future while making statements.

On March 27, the poll panel had sought Kumar's response on his remarks in which he had attacked the Congress over its minimum income guarantee promise.

The Election Commission had felt that since Kumar is a bureaucrat, his remarks were prima facie violative of the model code.

Kumar is learnt to have told the Election Commission that he spoke against the Congress's Nyuntam Aay Yojna scheme as an economist and not as part of the policy body.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi had announced that 20 percent families belonging to the poorest category will be given Rs 72,000 each annually as minimum income if his party comes to power.

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