New Delhi: The home ministry has served a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, asking him to clarify within a fortnight his “factual position” on a complaint questioning his citizenship status.
In a letter, the home ministry said that it has received a representation from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy which says a company named Backops Limited was registered in the UK in 2003 with Rahul as one of its directors.
The home ministry said Swamy’s letter also mentions that in the British company’s annual returns filed on October 10, 2005 and October 31, 2006, Rahul’s date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and it declared his nationality as British.
“Further, in the dissolution application dated February 17, 2009 of the above referred company, your nationality has been mentioned as British.
“You are requested to intimate the factual position in the matter to this Ministry within a fortnight of the receipt of this communication,” the ministry notice, issued on Monday, said.