Congress president Rahul Gandhi has been served notice and also given a fortnight by the Home Ministry to explain his “factual position” over a complaint about his citizenship. This was in response to the complaint filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who alleged that Rahul Gandhi is British citizen.
“I am directed to say that this ministry has received a representation from Dr Subramanian Swamy, in which it has been brought out that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in the year 2003, with address 51 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EH and that you were one of the directors and secretary of the said company,” says the letter from BC Joshi, Director, Citizenship, in the home ministry.
Ministry of Home Affairs issues notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his citizenship after receiving a complaint from Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy; MHA asks Rahul Gandhi to respond in the matter within a ‘fortnight’. pic.twitter.com/rkFu6TJ7lu
— ANI (@ANI) April 30, 2019
The letter also says: “It has been further brought out in the complaint that in the company’s annual returns filed on October 10, 2005 and 31 October, 2006, your date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and that you had declared your nationality as British.”
It says the dissolution application of the company, dated February 17, 2009, also referred to Rahul Gandhi’s nationality as British.