Rahul Gandhi being presented a turban by Ashok Gehlot during an election campaign rally for the Lok Sabha polls at Bandanwara in Ajmer district. (Source: PTI)

Home Ministry Serves Notice To Rahul Gandhi On Complaint Questioning Citizenship

The Home Ministry has served a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, asking him to clarify his "factual position" on a complaint questioning his citizenship status, within a fortnight.

In a letter, the Home Ministry said it has received a representation from Bharatiya Janata Party’s Subramanian Swamy, in which it has been brought out that a company named Backops Ltd. was registered in the U.K. in 2003 with Gandhi as one of its directors.

The Home Ministry said Swamy's letter also mentioned that in the British company's annual returns filed on Oct. 10, 2005 and Oct. 31, 2006, Gandhi's date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and had declared his nationality as British.

"Further, in the dissolution application dated Feb. 17, 2009 of the above referred company, your nationality has been mentioned as British,” it said.

"You are requested to intimate the factual position in the matter to this Ministry within a fortnight of the receipt of this communication," the Home Ministry notice issued Monday said.