Large chunk of people in India earn Rs nine per day: Joshi

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Patna, Mar 09 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Murli Manohar Joshi today said it was a ''paradox'' that a large chunk of the people in India earned only Rs nine per day while four of the world's top ten rich personalities were Indians.

While lambasting the UPA government for its ''flawed policies which have resulted in increase in poverty'', Mr Joshi said a large number of people in the country were living in abject poverty.

''The policies of the UPA government have created a wide rift between the haves and the have-nots in the country,'' he said, adding that only 83,000 of the most affluent persons possessed assets which were equivalent to the income of 50 crore citizens across the nation.

''It is pleasing to note that four Indians find place in the world's top ten rich personalities of the world,'' Mr Joshi said but lamented that 75 per cent of the country's population was so poor that it was finding it difficult even to make both ends meet.

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