Accepting a three-year-old complaint filed by Subramanian Swamy against Rahul Gandhi, the ministry of home affairs has asked the Congress president to explain the evidence of his British citizenship
New Delhi: While the general elections are on, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has finally taken action on a three-year-old complaint filed by Subramanian Swamy against Congress president Rahul Gandhi's alleged dual citizenship.
MHA's foreign wing has sent a letter to Rahul Gandhi, asking him to file a reply. If Rahul Gandhi is found guilty, there is a provision of cancellation of his Indian citizenship under Article 9 of the Indian Constitution. The Congress president will have to reply within 14 days.
"Sir, I am directed to say that this Ministry has received a representation from Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Hon'ble M.P. 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 S023 9EH and that you were one of the Directors and Secretary of the said Company," MHA said, accepting Swamy’s complaint.
"It has been further brought out in the complaint that in the Company's Annual Returns filed on 10/10/2005 and 31/10/2006, your date of birth has been given as 19/06/1970 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. A copy of the letter of Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Hon'ble M.P. along with annexures is enclosed. You are requested to intimate the factual position in the matter to this Ministry within a fortnight of the receipt of this communication," the MHA said in a letter sent to Rahul Gandhi.
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