Hitting back over BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s allegation questioning his nationality, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “throwing mud” on him through his “cronies” and dared the government to “jail” him if he is guilty.
Addressing a Youth Congress gathering on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, he also accused the RSS and the BJP of throwing mud on his family members ever since he was a child, asserting that he is “not going to be scared” by such things and that he will continue to fight against BJP.
Swamy, who a couple of days ago alleged that Rahul has declared himself a British national in documents before the company law authorities in the UK, told reporters here that he has written a fresh letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the subject and demanded a CBI or ED probe into it.
Swamy had demanded that Gandhi be stripped of Indian citizenship and Lok Sabha membership. He had written to Modi and later to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Rejecting the allegations, the Congress Vice President today said,” I have not even an iota of fear. I will not withdraw (from attacking Modi). I will continue to fight for the poor, the farmers.”
“While I do not have complete picture, the material enclosed are of sufficient prima facie value to order an investigation by the CBI/Enforcement Directorate with Mr Rahul Gandhi as the principal accused,” Swami said in a letter to Modi. The Congress had however, rejected the allegations of nationality against Rahul saying that it is a “bunch of falsehood”. Reacting to gandhi’s challenge to the government to jail him, Swamy took a dig at him saying “whether he is right or not ….police will take him.
He will not go (to jail) on his own will.” He also questioned Rahul as to why he did not disclose his interest in a British company in his election affidavit or under Foreign Currency (Regulation) Act or Foreign Exchange Management Act. “You clarify, then all things will fall in place,” he said.