NPR, NRC will be worse than demonetisation, says Rahul

Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader, NPR, NRC, National Population Register, National Register of Citizens, demonetisation
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register will have twice the impact that demonetisation did. File photo: PTI

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 (December 28) said these exercises will be more disastrous than the demonetisation which was implemented in November 2016.

“The basic idea of these exercises is to ask all poor people whether they are Indian or not,” he said while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the flag-hoisting ceremony at the AICC headquarters here on 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, referring to his allegation that the government was working for the benefit of “15 crony capitalists.”

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


(With inputs from agencies)