Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has replied to the notice of Lok Sabha Ethics Committee on the issue of his alleged dual citizenship by saying that his “identity” was that of an “Indian” and he had “never at any stage sought or acquired British citizenship
Rahul attacked BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for making his British passport number and other relevant documents public.
Gandhi alleged that this is an endeavour by BJP to malign his image as he has never at any stage sought or acquired British citizenship. He also said the complainant has misled on the issue daring BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to make public his British passport number and other relevant documents.
“The documents on which he relies in support of his contention nowhere mention that I have ever declared myself as a British citizen,” he said, alleging it is evident that the complainant has “wantonly misled”.
Noting that citizenship is a matter of fact, he said whether he ever sought or acquired British citizenship would be part of the official documents with the British Home Office. “This fact could have been ascertained from the source before pressing the complaint,” he said.
“I urge Mr Swamy for placing on record any proof of Rahul Gandhi being a British citizen by disclosing his alleged British passport number and relevant documents,” Gandhi was quoted by sources to have said in his response to the notice.