Rahul Gandhi slams government over NPR, NRC; says it will be more disastrous than demonetisation

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Rahul Gandhi slams government over NPR, NRC; says it will be more disastrous than demonetisation

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NEW DELHI: Attacking the government over the issue of the

National Population Register

(

NPR

) and the

National Register of Citizens

(NRC), Congress leader

Rahul Gandhi

on Saturday said these exercises will be more disastrous than

demonetisation

in November 2016.

The basic idea of these exercises is to ask all poor people whether they are Indian or not, he told reporters on the sidelines of the flag-hoisting ceremony at the AICC headquarters here on the occasion of

135th foundation day

of the party.

“His (Prime Minister

Narendra Modi

) 15 friends will not have to show any document and the money generated will go into the pockets of those 15 people,” he said.

Gandhi has previously accused the government of working for select few “crony capitalists”.

“This will be more disastrous for the people then demonetisation. This will have twice the impact of demonetisation,” he said.

On the BJP calling him a “liar”, Gandhi again attacked Modi over his remarks that there were no

detention centres

in the country.

“You would have seen my tweet. You would have seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in which he is saying there are no detention centres in India and you would have seen the video of the detention centre. You can decide who is lying,” he told reporters.

On Thursday, Gandhi had attacked Modi over his remarks that there were no detention centres in the country, alleging that “RSS’s

Prime Minister lies to Bharat Mata

“.

Taking to Twitter, he had also attached a video clip in which Modi accused the Congress, its allies and “urban Naxals” of spreading the rumour that Muslims will be sent to detention centres.

The clip also shows a purported detention centre being constructed in Assam. “RSS’s Prime Minister lies to Bharat Mata,” Gandh hadi said in the tweet in Hindi with the hashtag’Jhoot Jhoot Jhoot (lies, lies, lies).

Likening the NPR and the NRC to demonetisation, Gandhi on Friday had said in Chhattisgarh that these exercises are

“tax” on the poor

, who will suffer the same way they did after the

note ban

in November 2016.

“Whether NPR or NRC, it is a tax on poor people of the country. You understand demonetisation. It was a tax on poor people. Go to banks and give your money but do not withdraw money from your account. Entire money went to the pocket of 15-20 rich people. This (NPR or NRC) is the same thing,” he had said.

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NPR, NRC will be more disastrous than demonetisation: Rahul Gandhi

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