Supreme Court, on Thursday (09th May), dismissed a plea seeking the cancellation of Rahul Gandhi’s candidature on account of questions surrounding his citizenship. The plea was heard by a 3 member bench comprising of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.
Gogoi said that just because some companies have mentioned him to be a British citizen, he doesn’t become one. “Some company in some form has mentioned Rahul Gandhi as a British citizen, so does he become a British citizen? Dismissed,” he remarked.
The petition had demanded a probe into the citizenship of Congress president and also had demanded the cancellation of his candidature from both Wayanad and Amethi seats.
Last week, Hindu Mahasabha had filed a petition claiming that Rahul Gandhi has British Citizenship. The Home Ministry also had earlier issued a notice to the Congress president to explain his position over complaints on his citizenship. The complaint has been filed by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy who has accused that Gandhi is a British citizen.