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Home ministry sends notice to Rahul Gandhi over complaint about foreign citizenship

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked Rahul Gandhi to respond in the matter within a 'fortnight'.

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New Delhi Updated on: April 30, 2019 12:48 IST
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Ministry of Home Affairs, on Monday, issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his citizenship after receiving a complaint from Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy.

MHA has asked Rahul Gandhi to respond in the matter within a 'fortnight'.

"I am directed to say that this ministry has received a representation from Dr Subramanian Swamy, in which it has been brought out that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in the year 2003, with address 51 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EH and that you were one of the directors and secretary of the said company," says the letter from BC Joshi, Director, Citizenship, in the home ministry.

"It has been further brought out in the complaint that in the company's annual returns filed on October 10, 2005, and 31 October 2006, your date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970, and that you had declared your nationality as British," the letter further says.

In 2015, Subramanian Swamy, for the first time had raised the allegation. Since then, he has repeated it several times.

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