An independent candidate on Saturday raised objections over Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s nomination from Amethi, alleging discrepancies over citizenship and educational qualifications in his election affidavit.
Citing the complaint, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson G.V.L Narasimha Rao demanded that Mr. Gandhi come clean on the matter.
Complainant Dhruv Raj’s lawyer Ravi Prakash showed reporters purported copies of a certificate of incorporation of a U.K.-registered company in which the Congress leader is stated to be a British national.
The Returning Officer has asked Rahul Kaushik, the Congress leader’s counsel, to give his reply on Monday.
Yogendra Misra, the president of the district Congress unit, said the objections would be countered legally on Monday.