Supreme Court dismisses petition questioning Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship 

Arunima Bajaj  Thursday 9th of May 2019 12:28 AM
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Rahul Gandhi.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court, on Thursday, rejected a petition seeking directions to the Election Commission to bar Congress president Rahul Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha election till allegations over his citizenship were resolved.

The plea, which was filed by Delhi residents Jai Bhagwan Goyal and CP Tyagi, said Gandhi reportedly mentioned his citizenship as British in the annual returns of a company, filed in 2005 and 2006, in England.

A bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna and headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi rejected the contention of the petitioners and said, “If some company in some form mentions his nationality as British, does he become a British citizen?”

Earlier, the ministry of home affairs had issued a notice to Gandhi in connection with a complaint filed by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy raising questions over his citizenship, while directing him to “intimate the factual position on this matter”.

However, the party later released the “original certificate of incorporation” of the company quoted in the MHA notice, and argued it clearly shows that Gandhi is an Indian.




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