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Rahul Gandhi citizenship: SC junks plea seeking direction for EC to bar him

The petitioners has alleged that Rahul Gandhi is a British citizen

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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

The Thursday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the Centre and the to debar from contesting elections till the issue of his citizenship is decided.

A bench headed by rejected the contention of the petitioners, who said that in a form along with the annual data of a UK-based company in 2005-06, it was allegedly mentioned that is a British citizen.

"If some company in some form mentions his nationality as British, does he become a British citizen," the bench also comprising Justices and told the petitioners.

First Published: Thu, May 09 2019. 12:15 IST