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Supreme Court Dismisses Claim Rahul Gandhi Is Secret Brit

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition that claimed that Congress President Rahul Gandhi had dual citizenship and was not eligible to get elected to Parliament. The Bench of Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna dismissed the petition. The CJI quipped, “Some company in some form has mentioned Rahul Gandhi as a British national, so does he become a British citizen? Dismissed,” according to law portal Bar & Bench. Last week, the Hindu Mahasabha among others had filed the petition alleging that Rahul Gandhi had acquired British citizenship and that the Election Commission be directed to decide on the question of his eligibility to contest the ongoing elections. The Ministry of Home Affairs had sent a letter to the Congress President asking him to clear the air. The letter was then leaked in the social media from where select TV channels picked it up and held prime time discussions. BJP’s Rajya Sabha Member Subramanian Swamy, who has been alleging that the Congress President was a ‘foreign national’, tweeted saying that there was no way Rahul Gandhi could get elected and become the Prime Minister.

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