MHA Notice to Rahul Gandhi over his citizenship a BJP ploy to divert folks’s consideration from actual points, says Congress
The Congress additionally accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of resorting to “a fake narrative to divert the attention of the people as he has no answers for unemployment, farmer distress, and tax terrorism unleashed on the traders of the country.”
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala mentioned: “The electoral boat of PM Modi and BJP has completely sunk. The bankruptcy of new ideas is now making them lose the political balance by resorting to such malicious allegations against Rahul Gandhi.”
“The entire country knows he is a citizen of India. Rahul Gandhi complained to the Ethics Committee of Parliament regarding the same issue one and a half years ago. The truth is that there is no truth in the allegations,” mentioned Surjewala.
“PM Modi raised the same issue in 2015 and again in 2017 when he approached the home ministry with a complaint against Rahul Gandhi. For the past five years, were the BJP leaders sleeping? Why is this topic being raised during the election season only?” he requested.
D Raja, CPI chief, mentioned: “Rahul Gandhi has been issued a voter ID. Then why is there confusion over his citizenship? The timing of issuing this notice to the Congress president is questionable.”
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday issued a discover to Rahul relating to his citizenship after receiving a grievance from Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy.
Swamy has alleged that an organization named Backops Limited was registered within the United Kingdom within the 12 months 2003, and that Rahul was certainly one of its administrators and secretary.
Swamy has additionally acknowledged that the Congress president had declared his nationality as British at a UK-based firm.
“It has been further brought out in the complaint that in the Company’s Annual Returns filed on 10 October, 2005, and 31 October, 2006, your date of birth has been given as 19 June, 1970, and that you had declared your nationality as British. Further, in the Dissolution application dated 17/02/2009 of the above-referred company, your nationality has been mentioned as British,” the discover mentioned.
The ministry has requested Rahul to reply inside a fortnight to the allegations.
On 20 April, BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao had additionally raised an analogous objection to Rahul’s citizenship at a press convention.
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