Just days after distributing fake NYAY forms in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Congress leader was allegedly found collecting crucial data of BPL (Below Poverty Line) voters in Burhanpur which falls under Khandwa parliamentary constituency.
In the above image, one can see it is a form ‘maang patra’ (request form) for getting Rs 72,000 per year in the bank account. The form has a picture of Congress President Rahul Gandhi on the left corner and on the right is that of Arun Yadav, Congress’ Lok Sabha candidate for Khandwa constituency in Madhya Pradesh.
The form asks for crucial details such as name, father’s name, bank name, bank account and Aadhaar number. These details are collected from people living below the poverty line and a thumb print is taken on the form to give it legitimacy.
As per the report, Congress workers in Khandwa are distributing the above forms instructing people where to fill in which details. The perforated form is then cut into two and one part is given to the people whose details are filled and other is kept with Congress workers.
As a part of election gimmick, Rahul Gandhi had declared that if Congress forms a government at the centre, they will implement the NYAY Yojana, aimed at eliminating poverty. He asserted that 5 crore families or 25 crore people who benefit from the scheme.
This blatant distribution of fake forms which is not only misleading to innocent and impressionable people it also poses a data security threat. This distribution of fake NYAY forms and collecting personal information, especially that of bank details and other crucial details, could be misused and poses a threat.
Last week, just two days prior to the fourth phase of polling, fake forms of Congress party’s proposed NYAY scheme were circulated in Kota in Rajasthan by a Congress leader, Rakhi Gautam. Not only that, but details which emerged later on showed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi himself was aware of these fake forms. The forms were shown to Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot at an election rally in Kota on 25th April.
Rakhi Gautam, a Congress leader from Kota who had contested the 2018 assembly elections from South Kota, has posted some photographs from the rally. And in few of the photographs, it is clearly seen that she is showing the fake NYAY forms to Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot when they were sitting on the stage.
Rajasthan, where Rakhi Gautam had allegedly shared fake NYAY forms and Madhya Pradesh, where fake NYAY forms with Congress Lok Sabha candidate Arun Yadav’s picture from Congress office were distributed, are both Congress-ruled states.