Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking direction to debar Rahul Gandhi from contesting LS polls
Annual data of a UK-based company in 2005-06, it was allegedly mentioned that Rahul Gandhi is a British citizen
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally in Gwalior on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
New Delhi | Published 09.05.19, 07:53 AM|
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the Centre and the Election Commission to debar Congress President Rahul Gandhi from contesting Lok Sabha elections till the issue of his citizenship is decided.
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna 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.
“If some company in some form mentions his nationality as British, does he become a British citizen,” the bench also told the petitioners.