Citizenship row haunts Rahul Gandhi, Parliamentary panel seeks answer

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March 14, 2016

New Delhi: The citizenship row seems to have returned to haunt Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi once again. The Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha has asked Rahul to respond whether he had once declared himself a British citizen.

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Maheish Girri had filed a complaint to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan regarding the issue in January.

March 14, 2016

New Delhi: The citizenship row seems to have returned to haunt Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi once again. The Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha has asked Rahul to respond whether he had once declared himself a British citizen.

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Maheish Girri had filed a complaint to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan regarding the issue in January.

"Rahul Gandhi has been issued notice seeking his response on why he declared himself as British citizen. The complaint was received by the Speaker and she has forwaded the complaint to the Ethics Committee," said Arjun Ram Meghwal, an Ethics Committee member and BJP MP.

Calling the issue a political vendetta, the Congress has denied the allegation and said that Rahul has not received the notice's copy.

The issue was first raised by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy who alleged that the Congress vice president has claimed himself to be a British national before the authorities in connection with incorporation of a firm.

The Ethics Committee is chaired by veteran BJP MP LK Advani.


Courtesy: IBN