‘What rubbish? All know Rahul was born and raised in India’ Priyanka on his citizenship
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is sister of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra came out in strong defence of her brother and Congress president Rahul Gandhi shortly after the Ministry of Home Affairs issued him a notice over his alleged British Citizenship.
“Everyone knows that Rahul Gandhi was born and raised in India. He is an Indian,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra told reporters when she was asked to comment on the matter.
Rejecting the claims made about Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship, Priyanka said: “What rubbish is this?”
Priyanka made the comment while visiting Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Amethi.
In the middle of the Lok Sabha polls, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi to explain his alleged British Citizenship, media reports said.
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy had complained against Gandhi’s British citizenship. Swamy had first raised the issue in 2015 but a year later Gandhi accused the BJP MP of misleading the nation.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to clarify whether he is a British after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sent notice to the opposition leader, asking him to reply within 15 days.
“Rahul Gandhi should clarify whether he is British or not. Which Rahul is original? Rahul of London or Rahul of Lutyens?” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said.
“This is the story of three Cs – Citizenship, Confusion and Clarification. These questions raised by MHA are based on authenticated documents,” added the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Puri.