Priyanka speaks up on brother Rahul Gandhi's citizenship row

Swamy cited a certificate of incorporation of the UK firm BackOps, in which Rahul Gandhi worked as a director, to support his claim.

Priyanka speaks up on brother Rahul Gandhi's citizenship row
Indian National Congress party president Rahul Gandhi (L) and his sister Priyanka Gandhi (R) wave during a roadshow. PIC/AFP.
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 30 Apr 2019 08:06 PM
HIGHLIGHTS
  • BJP leader Subramanian Swamy had levied allegations claiming that Congress President Rahul Gandhi was a British National
  • After Swamy's allegations, MHA sent notice to Gandhi, sought reply
  • Congress rubbished Swamy's claims
New Delhi: Declining BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s allegations claiming that Congress President Rahul Gandhi was a British National, Congress on Tuesday asserted that he was an Indian citizen. "Rahul Gandhi is an Indian citizen," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

He cited a certificate of incorporation of the UK firm BackOps, in which Rahul Gandhi worked as a director, to support his claim.


Surjewala said the controversy around Rahul Gandhi's citizenship was a "baseless charge" and part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's malicious agenda to defame the Congress chief.

He said the BJP raised the issue in 2014 too. The matter then reached the Supreme Court, which rejected the allegations on November 30, 2015.

"Because the failed Prime Minister has no answer to the country's lack of jobs and widespread farm crisis, he is forced to manufacture an allegation a day," said Surjewala.

Priyanka on Rahul’s citizenship:

Speaking over controversy surrounding brother Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said, “Rahul Gandhi is an Indian citizen and was born in front of everyone in India only”. She further said that “Everyone has seen him grow up in India”.

She added saying, “The allegations that he is not an Indian citizen are baseless”.



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