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Govt issues notice to Rahul Gandhi over complaint about foreign citizenship

In a letter, the Home Ministry said it has received a representation from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi during an election rally, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, at Wardha | PTI

The Home Ministry has served a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, asking him to clarify within a fortnight his "factual position" on a complaint questioning his citizenship status.

In a letter, the Home Ministry said it has received a representation from MP in which it has been brought out that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in 2003 with Rahul as one of its directors.

The Home Ministry said Swamy's letter also mentioned that in the British company's annual returns filed on October 10, 2005 and October 31, 2006, Rahul's date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and had declared his nationality as British.

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"Further, in the dissolution application dated February 17, 2009 of the above referred company, your nationality has been mentioned as British.

"You are requested to intimate the factual position in the matter to this Ministry within a fortnight of the receipt of this communication," the Home Ministry notice issued Monday said.

First Published: Tue, April 30 2019. 11:46 IST
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