Relief to Rahul: Scrutiny of nomination papers for Amethi LS seat found valid

A controversy gave fresh fodder to the opponents which opened a new front to attack Rahul Gandhi. The Amethi returning officer, RO Monday set aside objections on Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s nomination papers for the seat and held the document valid, after scrutinizing allegations of discrepancies over citizenship and other issues. After hearing Gandhi’s counsel, Returning Officer Ram Manohar Misra declared his nomination papers for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat as valid.

Five parties have been called today morning in the Returning Officer’s office for the scrutiny of papers. A days after Amethi independent candidate claimed that Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi nomination paper has proved that he is not an Indian citizen. These nomination papers are now to be scrutinized today. Independent candidate claimed that as per records of the UK based company Rahul invested in 2004. UK based firm record claims Rahul is a British citizen.

The candidate also showed irregularities in his educational qualification. In 2009 Rahul showed M Phil degree of Economics which was changed to M Phil development studies in 2014.

Complainant Dhruv Lal’s lawyer Ravi Prakash had submitted before the RO purported copies of a certificate of incorporation of a UK-registered company in which the Congress leader is stated to be a British national.

He claimed that the UK Company had existed for five years and would have made some profit, but that has not been disclosed in the affidavit.


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