Congres President Rahul Gandhi is locked in delicate position with a possibility of rejecting his nomination from his traditional seat Amethi, after the returning officer kept hold the scrutiny of the nomination till Monday.
Taking it as an advantage, the BJP has asked the Congress chief to come clean over the issues of his citizenship and assets, against on which an independent candidate from Amethi raised objections before the returning officer. The complaint has been made by Dhruv Lal.
The returning officer Ram Manohar Mishra has decided to postpone scrutiny of Gandhi’s papers to Monday. Dhruv Lal’s complaint said that the Rahul Gandhi’s election affidavit made no mention of his assets and properties in UK that he may have owned between 2003 and 2009.
BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that the allegations against Gandhi are serious and it was stunning that Gandhi’s lawyer sought time to respond on the complaint. “These are serious allegations. Is Rahul Gandhi an Indian citizen or not? Did he ever become a British citizen? He should come out with the real story,” he said.
Rao claimed that in 2004 Gandhi had invested in a British company and in official papers submitted to British authorities he had stated that he was a British citizen. “We will like to know if Rahul Gandhi goes by multiple names in different countries,” Rao added.