Dhruva Lal, an independent candidate from Amethi, challenged the affidavit submitted by Rahul Gandhi. He argues, 'Congress Chief claimed to be an UK Citizen on his nomination papers. A Non-Citizen of India can't contest elections. How he became a UK Citizen & how did he obtain Indian Citizenship now? We appealed the Returning Officer not to accept the nomination of Rahul Gandhi until there is a clarity on this matter'.
Mr.Lal's Lawyer Prakash recalls Rahul declared about his investment in a UK-based Company in 2004 affidavit and he was projected as a British Citizen by the company (BackOps Ltd) in 2005. He adds, 'If an individual become a citizen of another country, He/She will end up losing Indian Citizenship'.
Upon receiving the complaint, Returning Officer decided to hold the scrutiny of Rahul Gandhi's nomination at 10.30 am on Monday (April 22nd).