Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, today, hit back at Subramanian Swamy and BJP, over the allegation that had been leveled against him (Rahul) regarding his ‘citizenship’ status, accusing PM Narendra Modi of “hurling garbage” on him through his “cronies”, and dared the BJP government to “imprison” him if he is found guilty.
Speaking on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of his grandmother, Indira Gandhi, the 45-year-old said, “Ever since I was a child, I have been watching people from RSS and BJP throwing mud at my grand mother, my father and even my mother. I want to say one thing. Modi ji is now the Prime Minister of India. Different kinds of allegations are levelled against me. There is not even an iota of truth in them.”
“Modi ji, it is your government and you have the agencies. Get a probe done against me and send me behind bars if you find something,” Rahul said, adding, “ Stop all this–the mud that you throw at me and my family through your cronies. You are not in opposition, you are in government now.”
BJP senior leader Subramanian Swamy had alleged that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi declared himself a British citizen in the registration papers of Backops, which was dissolved in 2009. He also demanded that Gandhi be stripped of his Indian citizenship and Lok Sabha membership.
Recently, in a series of tweets, the 76-year-old BJP leader also said, “One crime has been admitted by Congi: Buddhu did set up a company in UK. So a FIR is to be registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), Foreign Exchange management Act (FEMA). I will ask ED. I have traced Backops as a shell co. to companies receiving kick backs in Indian defence deals’ illegal commission. Another press conference (sic).”