New Delhi: Netizens are mocking Congress president Rahul Gandhi who, they say, can’t even remember his latest weapon against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the campaign for the general election of 2019. Not once but twice Rahul misquoted his big-bang poll promise of giving Rs 72,000 each annually to 5 crore poor families.

In a video going viral on social media platforms, Rahul can be heard saying, "You remember this number: 72,000. This is your weapon, each month 72,000.”

 The fact is that his newly announced scheme, Nyay, proposes to give Rs 72,000 as annual income support to 20% of the poorest families in the country if the party is voted to power. However, in excitement to woo voters, Rahul Gandhi said he was offering Rs 72,000 every month.


In the second video, Rahul Gandhi can be heard saying, “To any family in India that has an income less than Rs 12,000 per month, the Congress will give Rs 72,000 crore each year.”


This is not the first time that Rahul Gandhi has been caught on camera quoting numbers wildly. There have been several instances where he was trolled for misquoting numbers.

Netizens didn’t spare the opportunity to flood social media timelines with his memes. Here are some of notable mentions. 








Congress president Gandhi on Friday said he thought up a minimum income guarantee after hearing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign speech promising Rs 15 lakh to every Indian by recovering the black money stashed abroad by Indians within 100 days of coming to power. 

The Congress president had announced recently that, under the proposed Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), some 5 crore families will be given Rs 72,000 per annum (which translates to Rs 6,000 per month) by direct credit to their bank accounts if the Congress was voted to power in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.