The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday (30 April) issued a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his citizenship based on a complain by BJP Rajya Sabha and former Union Minister Dr. Subramanian Swamy.
A letter from BC Joshi, Director, Citizenship, in the home ministry sough explanation from Rahul Gandhi over records extracted from the company law authorities of Britain that listed his nationality has ‘British”
"I am directed to say that this ministry has received a representation from Dr Subramanian Swamy, in which it has been brought out that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in the year 2003, with address 51 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EH and that you were one of the directors and secretary of the said company," the letter stated.
The letter also says: "It has been further brought out in the complaint that in the company's annual returns filed on October 10, 2005 and 31 October, 2006, your date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and that you had declared your nationality as British."
The letter also pointed out that dissolution application of the company, dated 17 February 2009, referred to Rahul Gandhi's nationality as British.
In December 2015, Dr Swamy had produced documentary evidence that showed that Rahul Gandhi had called himself "British" on the annual returns of a UK-based firm "Backops Limited".
Congress had earlier rejected the Dr Swamy’s charges claiming that British government's records was on account of a typographical error, the party said.
Here is a copy of Swamy’s complaint to the Home Ministry: