New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was on Monday served a show-cause notice by the Parliament Ethics Committee asking whether he had declared himself as a British citizen during his stay in the United Kingdom.
In January, BJP’s Delhi MP Maheish Girri had written to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asking the Parliament Ethics Committee to investigate the matter on priority and without prejudice because “no person is above Constitution”.
Girri had complained to Mahajan against Rahul’s alleged “dual citizenship”.
Accusing Rahul of declaring himself a British citizen so that he can float a firm in the UK, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy is keeping a track on Gandhi’s movement since long. Swamy had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding that the Congress MP be stripped of his Indian citizenship as well as his parliamentary membership should be scrapped.
Congress cries political vendetta and dismissed Swamy’s charge.
The ethics committee is headed by BJP leader LK Advani.