Rahul Gandhi Born And Raised In India: Priyanka Gandhi Amid Citizenship Row
Amethi: Amid the uproar over Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship, his Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has criticised Centre’s notice to Rahul Gandhi asking him to respond to a foreign citizenship allegation.
“The entire country knows that Rahul Gandhi is Hindustani. Everybody knows he was born, raised here. Everyone knows. What rubbish,” Priyanka Gandhi told reporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, where she is campaigning for her brother.
Rahul Gandhi has been asked by the home ministry to respond within 15 days to a complaint by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy, who has alleged that the Congress president declared himself a British citizen in the documents of a company he was associated with.
According to Swamy’s complaint, Backops was registered in the UK in 2003 with Rahul Gandhi as one of the directors and the secretary. The complaint alleges that in the company’s annual returns filed in 2005 and 2006, Rahul Gandhi had declared his nationality as British. The dissolution application of the company dated February 17, 2009 also refers to Rahul Gandhi’s nationality as British, the letter says.
On the other hand, Rahul Gandhi, who is contesting polls from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh as well as Wayanad in Kerala, called this an endeavor to malign his name.
Noteworthy, the home ministry notice comes midway through the national election, after the fourth round of voting.