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Rahul Gandhi Citizenship row: SC dismisses petition, says “No merit in plea”

Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition seeking probe into Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s alleged British citizenship.

While hearing the plea, Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “Some company in some form has mentioned Rahul Gandhi as British citizen, so does he become a British citizen? Dismissed.”

The Home Minsitry had earlier issued a notice to the Congress president to explain his position over complaints on his citizenship.

The complaint was been filed by Bharatiya Janata Prty MP Subramanian Swamy who alleged that Gandhi is a British citizen.

The Congress had dismissed the issue saying the notice was a political move by the BJP to divert the attention of the public from key issues. “The entire world knows Rahul Gandhi is Indian citizen by birth. Modi ji has no answer for unemployment, he has no answer for agrarian distress and black money, that’s why he’s resorting to fake narrative,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

The BJP had raised allegations of discrepancies in Rahul Gandhi’s nomination form for Amethi Lok Sabha seat. His nomination papers were found valid by the returning officer.

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