Parliament Ethics Committee issues notice to Rahul

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was Monday issued a notice by the Ethics Committee of Parliament chaired by BJP veteran L K Advani seeking his response on allegations related to declaration of his citizenship in the UK. “We will deal with it,” Gandhi said. Congress reacted sharply, accusing the government of trying to divert attention from pressing issues facing the country.

In the first week of January, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had forwarded to the Ethics Committee the complaint of BJP MP Maheish Girri requesting for “appropriate inquiry” into party colleague Subramanian Swamy’s allegations that Gandhi had declared himself a British citizen to float a firm in that country.

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