New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the plea that demanded a probe into Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship. The petition, which also wanted the court to ban Rahul Gandhi from contesting national elections, had argued that the Congress President was listed as a British citizen in a company report.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, “Some company in some form has mentioned Rahul Gandhi as British citizen, so does he becomes British citizen? Dismissed!”
The Home Ministry had earlier issued a notice to the Congress president to explain his position over complaints on his citizenship. The complaint was filed by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who alleged that Gandhi is a British citizen.
On submission of the report by Dr Subramanian Swamy alleging Rahul a British citizen BC Joshi, director of citizenship, home ministry, in a letter said, “It has been brought out in the complaint that in the complaint that in the company’s annual returns filed on 10/10/2005 and 31/10/2006, your date of birth has been given as 19/06/1970 and that you have declared your nationality as British. Further, in the dissolution application dated 17/02/2009 of the above refereed company, your nationality has been mentioned as British.”