Citizenship row: the SC dismisses the request to ask him to prevent Rahul Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Dismissed Thursday A Petition To Ask The Electoral Commission To Exclude The President Of The Congress Rahul Gandhi From The Challenging Of The Lok Sabha Surveys Until The Issue Of Your Citizenship Is Decided.

A Bench Headed By Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi 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 Any Company Anyhow Mentions Their British Nationality, Does It Become A British Citizen?" The Bank, Also Composed By Judges Deepak Gupta And Sanjiv Khanna, Told The Petitioners.

Last Week, A Petition Was Filed In The Apex Court Seeking Address To The Center And The Election Commission To Prevent The President Of The Congress From Contesting The Election Of LS Until The Issue Of His Citizenship Is Resolved.

The Grounds Presented In The Court Of First Instance Has Said That The Petitioners Were Dissatisfied With The Inaction Of The Center And The Panel Of Polling To" Decide The Question Of The Voluntary Acquisition Of The British Citizenship" By Rahul Despite A November Communication 2015 Of The Leader Of BJP Subramanian Swamy On Respect.

Previously, The Ministry Of The Interior Had Sent A Notice To Rahul Asking Him To Clarify His" Objective Position" Within Fifteen Days. In A Complaint Questioning Your Status Of Citizenship.

The Petitioners, Jai Bhagwan Goyal And CP Tyagi, Have Alleged That, Given That The Prima Facie Evidence In This Regard Was Presented To The Ministry Of The Interior And The EC, Should Not Have Allowed Rahul To Challenge The Ongoing Process Of The Electoral Districts That He Decided: In Uttar Pradesh And Wayanad In Kerala.

The Reason, Presented By Defender Barun Kumar Sinha, Also Seeked An Address To The EC To Eliminate The Name Of Rahul From The Electoral List Until The Decision Of The Question Of The Acquisition Of His British Citizenship.

Swamy Had In The Complaint Filed In September 2017 Followed By A Reminder Plea Submitted This Month (April), Claimed That Rahul Gandhi Was Director And Secretary Of Backops Limited, A Company Registered In UK In 2003 And Based In Winchester, Hampshire. It Was Stated That The Annual Returns Of The Said Company Filed In October 10, 2005 And October 31, 2006, Had Declared Rahul's Nationality As British. The British Nationality Of Rahul Was Also Reiterated In The Backops Limited's Dissolution Application Dated February 17, 2009, It Added.

(With The Contribution Of The Agencies)

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