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Rahul Gandhi Served Notice by Parliament’s Ethics Committee over British Citizenship

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BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has been a man who has been known for his habit of filing court cases and lawsuits over the least of things.

The man has now raised a hullabaloo over Rahul Gandhi signing his name as a UK resident in documents relating to a UK company.

Rahul Gandhi Served Notice by Parliament’s Ethics Committee over British Citizenship

The Ethics Commission has now served Rahul Gandhi a show-cause notice over the same, asking if he did indeed declare himself to be a UK citizen in those documents during his stay in the UK.

The Ethics Committee is led by BJP Leader and former PM candidate, Lal Krishna Advani. Advani has now issued a show-cause notice to Rahul Gandhi.

“A showcause notice has been issued seeking his (Rahul’s) response on why he declared himself British citizen in documents related to a UK company,” Parliament’s ethics committee member Arjun Ram Meghwal told ANI.

This issue was first raised by BJP’s Delhi MP, Maheish Girri, who asked the speaker Sumitra Mahajan to ask the ethics committee to look into the matter on a priority basis.

“Many contradictory facts against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi have come up. There is a big mystery over his citizenship now. If he is a citizen of two countries, then it’s a matter of serious concern,” Girri had said in a statement issued, adding that it was “very important to clear the speculations hovering” over him.

Subramanian Swamy has written a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to have Rahul Gandhi’s Indian citizenship revoked, as well as his status as a Member of Parliament. The congress has called this off as just another of Swamy’s blame-games, and has denied receiving any such notice from the ethics committee.

According to Zee News, Subramanian Swamy had alleged that Rahul Gandhi had floated a company called Backops Limited in 2003 in the United Kingdom, and in the annual return form, he had declared himself to be of British nationality with a UK address. According to Swamy, Rahul Gandhi also held 65 per cent of the total shares issued by this company.

If these allegations are proven to be true, Rahul Gandhi could be in for a lot of trouble. However, considering that it is Subramanian Swamy who has been petitioning for this the odds are that nothing might end up actually happening.