Congress slams ‘frustrated’ Swamy, says Rahul Gandhi was Indian ‘from the day he was born’


Congress party has slammed the BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his extraordinary allegation that Rahul Gandhi had declared himself as a British national in 2003, while registering a company in England.

Congress’ head of communications, Randeep Surjewala, said, “Swamy is Frustrated by BJP’s humiliating defeat in Bihar elections and internal revolt brewing amongst the senior-most leadership”.

“BJP’s dirty tricks department led by Shri Subramanian Swamy is resorting to petty and mindless mud-slinging. The sole purpose appears to be to divert attention from inner revolt and paralysis of policy and governance being questioned all around including the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”

Surjewala said that Swamy was indulging in what he said was rehashed allegations made on several occasions in the past.

Here’s the Congress’ rebuttal in full

1. From the day he was born, Shri Rahul Gandhi has held Indian citizenship and Indian passport and has never held citizenship of any other country nor has he represented as such. The allegation by Dr. Swamy is entirely false. The Certificate of Incorporation of the said company is enclosed and clearly mentions Shri Gandhi as an Indian national.

2. By Dr. Swamy’s own assertion it is clear that the said company was incorporated in August 2003. Shri Gandhi was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time in 2004.

3. Shri Gandhi has never held any account in Pictet Bank, Zurich, nor has he ever been questioned or detained at Logan Airport, Boston with undeclared cash. This is a complete falsehood that Sh. Swamy is in the habit of falsely repeating for decades for his malicious political motives and to gain cheap publicity