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Sonia Gandhi's citizenship: CIC asks home ministry to respond to RTI query

Though the matter was transferred by the external affairs ministry, home ministry did not respond

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Photo: PTI
Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Photo: PTI

The Central Information Commission has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to respond to an applicant seeking details of Sonia Gandhi's

The applicant from Ujjain had approached the external affairs ministry seeking acquisition of by foreign nationals including Gandhi.


He had also demanded her citizenship application, certified copies of supporting documents, notification, order, rules, correspondence pertaining to Gandhi's Indian citizenship, and notesheets of the verification process.

Though the matter was transferred to the by the external affairs ministry, the former did not respond to the query.

Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur has ordered the to respond to the application.

"Upon perusal of the record, it is seen that no reply of the Ministry of Home Affairs is available. The Commission observes that the MHA should give a reply to the appellant (applicant), within 15 days from the date of receipt of this order," Mathur said.

He has also directed the Central Public Information Officer of the to appear for hearing on the next date.

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 18:47 IST
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