MHA notice to Rahul Gandhi over citizenship row, seeks reply within 15 days
New Delhi : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his citizenship in response to a complaint from BJP Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy.
In a series of tweets, Swamy had alleged that Rahul Gandhi has a British citizenship. He even tweeted an article on a rightwing website in May that alleged Rahul was a British citizen and had used the name ‘Raul Vinci’. Swamy had also previously alleged Rahul had used the Vinci name when abroad.
Reacting to that Rahul Gandhi has attacked Swamy, saying he is 'misleading the nation'; he also dared the BJP leader to produce claims to confirm his statements.
The complaint against Rahul was given to the Speaker of Parliament in January 2016 by BJP MP Mahesh Giri who sought an inquiry into Swamy’s allegations.
Reports say that in September 2017, Swamy had petitioned Home Minister Rajnath Singh for a probe into Rahul’s alleged British citizenship. He had alleged that Rahul had identified himself as a British citizen on company documents multiple times from 2003 to 2009.