Raipur, Dec 27: NRC or NPR it is a tax on poor people. Like demonetisation was a tax on the poor, they had to give money to banks, couldn’t take out their own money. Same way this is an attack on poor people, says Rahul Gandhi.
The Congress leader inaugurated the event that was also attended by Chhatisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and the entire top leadership of the Congress in the state.
This, many perceive, to be Congress’s larger plan to reach out to the tribals who constitute a major chunk in both Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand.
Last December, the Congress won Chhatisgarh with a humongous majority. The party along with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha defeated the BJP in another tribal dominated state – Jharkhand just last week.
The Congress-JMM-RJD election plank in the state has been ‘Jal, Jangal and Zameen’, similar to the demand by the tribals community.