Union minister Prakash Javadekar Thursday accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi of lying to people at his election rallies, asserting that an untruth does not become the truth even if it is spoken loudly.
Javadekar's remarks came a day after Gandhi addressed a public rally in Bikaner city in the run-up to the assembly election in Rajasthan on December 7.
He levelled similar charges denied by the government and the Reliance Group at his public meetings in Dholpur, Bharatpur and Dausa districts on Tuesday.
"Rahul Gandhi has learnt a new mantra. He has been taught that tell a liein high voiceso that it appears true. But he has not been taught properly. A lie is always a lie and it never turns into truth," Javadekar said.
Speaking at a 'Naari Shakti Sammelan' programme, the human resource development minister said the opposition Congress has no face in Rajasthan and the ruling BJP would return to power after the assembly election.
Javadekar highlighted the social welfare schemes run by BJP-led central and state governments.
"Mukhyamantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan and Bhamashah schemes are the examples of good governance. PM Narendra Modi also provided relief to women of the country by giving them free LPG gas connection," he said.
Bhamashah Yojana is a scheme introduced by Rajasthan government to transfer financial and non-financial benefits directly to women recipients.
Chief Minister Raje said her recently-concluded 'Gaurav Yatra' received a good response from women. She said BJP's prospects were bright for the state election.
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