New Delhi/Nagpur: The firebrand BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, who is known for making sensational statements, has dropped a bombshell claiming that the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was a citizen of United Kingdom (UK).
According to various media reports, Swamy said that since India doesn’t allow the citizenship of two countries, his Indian citizenship should be cancelled. The leader stated that he had evidence that Rahul Gandhi had declared himself a British citizen from 2003-2009 for the purpose of floating a private company in London.
Swamy wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the Government strip Gandhi of his citizenship.
“While UK permits dual citizenship, India emphatically does not. Article 18 prohibits an Indian citizen from accepting even foreign titles. Hence, Rahul Gandhi has, prima facie, committed an unconstitutional act and therefore liable to be stripped of his citizenship and membership of the Lok Sabha,” he said.
The Congress’ Ajay Maken meanwhile dismissed the allegations saying that Swamy always made silly statements in order to try to seek publicity and nobody took his statement seriously.