Priyanka dismisses allegations over Rahul’s citizenship

Soon after the?Ministry of Home Affairs?issued a notice to?Congress?President?Rahul Gandhi’s to clarify his citizenship, his sister and the party?General Secretary?Priyanka?Gandhi?Vadra?on Tuesday dismissed the allegations as rubbish and said her brother was an Indian who was born and brought up in?India.

“I have not heard such a rubbish earlier,”?Priyanka?Gandhi?told the media here.

“The entire country knows that?Rahul?Gandhi?is an Indian. He was born in front of all here, he grew up here and in front of all he grew, everyone knows this,” she said.

Her remarks came after the Ministry issued the notice to?Rahul Gandhi?to clarify his nationality within a fortnight after?Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)?MP?Subramanian Swamy?alleged that he is a British national.

Priyanka?Gandhi is on a day-long visit to the parliamentary constituency of her brother?Rahul Gandhi?in Amethi, where he is locked in a tough fight against?BJP leader?Smriti Irani, who is re-contesting from the seat.

On Wednesday, she will visit Rae Bareli, the constituency of her?mother and UPA chairperson?Sonia Gandhi

Amethi and?Rae Bareli?will head to polls in the fifth phase on May 6 of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

IANS

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