British citizenship row comes back to haunt Rahul Gandhi. The Parliamentary Ethics Committee chaired by veteran BJP leader LK Advani has issued a notice to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to explain whether he had declared himself a British citizen on the legal papers while setting up a company in UK, reports NDTV.
“Rahul Gandhi has been issued notice seeking his response on why he declared himself as British citizen, Arjun Meghwal.” BJP MP and Parliamentary Ethics Committee Member confirmed this news to ANI.
Arun Ram Mehgwal, BJP MP and member of the ethics committee, claims that it is a serious issue and post Gandhi’s response the committee will decide the future course of actions, reported ANI.
When reporters went up to Rahul Gandhi for his reaction outside the Parliament, his just said, “We’ll deal with that.”
We’ll deal with that: Rahul Gandhi on showcause notice by Parliament’s Ethics Committee pic.twitter.com/EaORho42ZP— ANI (@ANI_news) March 14, 2016
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, in November 2015, had accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of evading questions on the issue allegedly involving him in the incorporation of a company in Britain in 2003. “I have obtained documents which show that Rahul Gandhi had claimed himself to be a British national before the company law authorities there for setting up a company,” said Swamy.
“Rahul Gandhi has confessed that he is a British citizen. The onus to prove his innocence is on Rahul Gandhi,” he said in reply to a query. “
“How can one believe that for five years Rahul continued making a typing mistake,” Swamy said on Congress party’s stand that the mention of being a British national in the documents may have been a typing error.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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