The BJP has hit back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi after the latter blatantly lied about National Population Register (NPR), saying it is a tax on the poor.
Senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar termed him the “biggest liar of 2019”. He accused the Congress for trying to mislead the country.
“The NPR does not involve any monetary transaction and its data is used to identify the poor so that government welfare schemes can reach targeted people,” said Javadekar.
“When Rahul Gandhi was Congress president, he would say anything and speak lies all the time. Now he is no longer president but continues to speak lies. If there were a category of the liar of the year, he would be its recipient. His comments used to embarrass his family. His lies now embarrass his party and entire country,” Mr Javadekar said.
Rahul Gandhi had told reporters, “Whether it is NRC, NPR, it’s a tax on poor people. Demonetisation was a tax on poor people – go to the bank, can’t take money from your own account.”