The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a notice to the Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, seeking an explanation in the matter of his citizenship.

This development has come days after serious questions were raised on Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship, name and educational qualifications.

The Home Ministry, in the notice, has requested him to ‘intimate the factual position in the matter to the Ministry within a fortnight of the receipt of the notice’.

The MHA has written to Rahul Gandhi, following a complaint by BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy to the ministry seeking clearance in the matter of Congress president’s citizenship.

On April 20, an independent candidate and a resident in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, Dhruv Lal, submitted an 11-page complaint to Amethi’s returning officer, raising objections on the nomination papers of the Congress chief.

In the 11 page complaint, Lal made scathing allegations against the Congress President had declared his nationality as “British” in the Memorandum of Association and Annual Return for the period ending 21st August 2005 of a British company, namely Backops Limited, where he allegedly served as a Director.

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