The Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his Indian citizenship, state sources. Ministry is said to have acted on the complaint of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy who had raised questions over Rahul’s citizenship.

In the letter, the MHA said: “It has been brought out that a Company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in the year 2003..and that you were one of the Directors and Secretary of the said Company. It has been further brought out in the complaint that in the Company’s Annual Returns filed on 10/10/2005 and 31/10/2006, your date of birth has been given as 19/06/1970 and that you had declared your nationality as British. Further, in the Dissolution application dated 17/02/2009 of the above referred company, your nationality has been mentioned as British.”

The MHA has asked congress president to submit a clarification over the issue inside a fortnight.

The notice comes within a week after an Independent candidate and three others in Amethi had raised against the Congress president’s election documents over claims of discrepancies over citizenship and educational qualifications. Amethi’s returning officer had be that as it may, considered Rahul’s nomination papers substantial and rejected the objections.

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