NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petition seeking to restrain Congress President Rahul Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha elections over his alleged British nationality.
The three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi rejected the contention of the petitioners, who said that in a form along with the annual data of a UK-based company in 2005-06, it was allegedly mentioned that Rahul Gandhi is a British citizen.
The Bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.
“Some company in some form has mentioned Rahul Gandhi as a British citizen, so does he becomes a British citizen? Dismissed”, CJI Gogoi said.
Last week, the Home Ministry had issued a notice acting on a complaint by BJP Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy.
The complaint states that the Congress president had declared his nationality as British in UK-based company.
He demanded that Rahul should dismiss these documents in a press conference and tell that he has not authenticated them.
With inputs from ANI, PTI
Image credit: The Hindu