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Supreme Court dismisses petition questioning Rahul Gandhi’s nationality

Today, Supreme Court of India has dismissed the petition question Rahul Gandhi’s nationality and seeking to debar him from contesting ongoing lok sabha polls. A petition was filed on the basis of Britain based Company Backops Limited. Where Rahul Gandhi himself has voluntarily claimed his nationality as British.

CJI Ranjan Gogoi along with Justice Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna dismissed the petition filed by Jai Bhagwan Goyal and Chander Prakash Tyagi. CJI along with the two Justice stated the reason that “We can’t debar someone from contesting election just because somewhere in the world in some company his nationality is mentioned as British. And Rahul Gandhi has already submitted his Indian Nationality Papers issued by Government of India. So the the petition by filled the petitioner turn out to be baseless.”

This matter came into limelight when Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notice in the name of Rahul Gandhi to show his Nationality paperwork on Subramanyam Swami’s request. The Notice issued by Ministry of Home Affairs stated that “A company named Backops Limited registered in the United Kingdom in the year 2003, with address 51 Southgate Street , Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EH and Rahul Gandhi is held as one of the Directors and Secretory with nationality as British Citizen.

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