New Delhi, April 30: The Congress on Tuesday strongly reacted to the Home ministry notice to party president Rahul Gandhi over his citizenship.
“The entire world knows Rahul Gandhi is Indian citizen by birth”, Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala told media.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra modi and Bharatiya Janata party, Surjewala said “Modi ji has no answer for unemployment, Modi ji has no answer for agrarian distress and black money, that’s why he’s resorting to fake narrative through his govt’s notices to divert attention”.
His remarks came soon after the MHA issued a notice to the Congress Chief to clarify his nationality following the allegations of BJP MP Subramanian Swamy that he is a British national.
The MHA in a letter dated April 29, stated Gandhi has declared his nationality as British in an annual return filed by a British company named Backops Ltd.
The Ministry sought the Congress President’s response over the issue within 14 days.
“You are requested to intimate the factual position in the matter to this Ministry within a fortnight of the receipt of this communication,” the letter read.