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Congress hits back at BJP for calling Rahul Gandhi 'liar of the year'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 December 2019, 21:08 IST
Rahul Gandhi

Hours after BJP held a press conference over National Population Register and called former Congress president Rahul Gandhi liar of the year, the Congress on Friday hit back at the saffron party and said the ruling party resorted to abuse and personal attacks on its party leader at it has no answer to tough questions.

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"Ruling party resorts to abuse and personal attacks when it has no answers to his 'tough questions, on issues like economy and women's security," Congress said.

During a press conference, the Congress party also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah over the NRC.

Earlier in the day, Senior BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar accused the Congress of trying to fan instability in the country but asserted that people are with the government on the new citizenship law and NPR.

The NPR does not involve any monetary transaction and its data is used to identify the poor so that government welfare schemes could reach the targeted people, he said.

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A similar exercise was undertaken in 2010 as well, he said.

When Rahul Gandhi as Congress president, he would say anything and speak lie 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 the entire country," Javadekar told reporters.

(With PTI Inputs)

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First published: 27 December 2019, 21:06 IST