Why is Home Ministry delaying probe on Rahul Gandhi’s secret British citizenship case for the past 16 months?

It is a mystery as to why the Home Ministry has not acted on Swamy's complaint of Rahul Gandhi having multiple citizenships for the past 16 months

It is a mystery as to why the Home Ministry has not acted on Swamy's complaint of Rahul Gandhi having multiple citizenships for the past 16 months
Rahul Gandhi - Indian/ Briton / ?

It is still a mystery as to why Home Ministry is not sending a show cause notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who was caught red-handed for secretly holding British citizenship. This is not an allegation. Rahul Gandhi himself declared to British Company Registry that he is a British citizen with two London address while submitting documents of his hidden firm Backops Limited. This self-declaration itself disqualifies him to be an Indian citizen anymore, forget his dreams of becoming Prime Minister of India.

“The name ‘Raul Vinci’ is widely used by Rahul Gandhi while traveling abroad claiming that it was necessary for security purpose. In fact, he enrolled in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge in the UK under the same name,” said Swamy in his complaint to Home Ministry and Enforcement Directorate.

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in September 2017 filed a complaint to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with all documents on this regard including Rahul Gandhi’s secret bank account in the name of Raul Vinci seeking cancellation of citizenship of Congress President. The 11-page complaint with the document is an open and shut case and it is intriguing why Home Ministry is not sending a notice to Rahul Gandhi to explain his version[1].

As per the documents produced by Swamy, Rahul himself declared to the British company registry Companies House that he is a British Citizen living at 51 Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9EH. The records filed by Rahul shows he has 66 percent shares in Backops Limited. He declared another residential address in London, again claiming to be a British Citizen. The second address is 2, Frognal Way in London. All these documents were filed by the major shareholder Rahul Gandhi, who was then a Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha from 2004.

Clearly, this shows that Rahul fooled both Lok Sabha and the British company registry. This secret company was closed down in 2009.

Moreover, Swamy produced a bank account in the name of a Raul Vinci holding an account No: 504664922071640796 at Barclays Bank in London.  “With this letter, I am enclosing some bank records of the Barclays Bank which shows that on page 5, a Raul Vinci having the same date of birth as that of Rahul Gandhi has been maintaining a current account in Barclays Bank bearing No: 504664922071640796.

“The name ‘Raul Vinci’ is widely used by Rahul Gandhi while traveling abroad claiming that it was necessary for security purpose. In fact, he enrolled in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge in the UK under the same name,” said Swamy in his complaint to Home Ministry and Enforcement Directorate.

This bank account was opened on July 18, 1996, and closed on December 10, 2014, six months after BJP came to power. As per the documents submitted by Subramanian Swamy, this Raul Vinci’s address is 2 Frognal Way in London – the same address as that of British citizen Rahul Gandhi in the British Company Register (Companies House). Moreover, this Raul Vinci and Rahul Gandhi have the exact same date of birth – June 19, 1970! These documents expose that Rahul Gandhi is secretly holding multiple passports and his Indian citizenship is mandated to be canceled.

Subramanian Swamy exposed these details in November 2015 in a press conference in Delhi. Citing Swamy’s expose, BJP MP Maheish Girri filed a complaint to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for cancellation of Rahul Gandhi’s Parliament Membership. The Speaker referred the complaint to Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee headed by L K Advani.

A notice was issued to Rahul Gandhi by the Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee. Rahul Gandhi never replied to Lok Sabha’s Ethics Committee as to why he declared to British company registry that he is a British citizen till 2009. He only gave an evasive reply that he is an Indian citizen and no one can doubt his Indian citizenship. That is not an answer. He has to reply why he declared himself as a British Citizen to British company registry while he was Lok Sabha MP, which only an Indian citizen can hold the post. As per norms, the Committee has to refer the case to Union Home Ministry after examining Rahul Gandhi. Home Ministry is the custodian of citizenship.

As L K Advani preferred to keep quiet on the matter, Swamy filed complaints to Union Home Ministry with all the documents. For the past for the past 16 months, Union Home Ministry is sitting idle on this sensitive complaint, which the entire country wanted to know the reality of the oldest party’s President’s citizenship, who is now dreaming to become Prime Minster of India, while facing charges of holding British citizenship.  Is Home Minister waiting for clearance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to move ahead in this sensitive case?


[1] Subramanian Swamy urges Home Ministry to probe into Rahul Gandhi’s secret British citizenshipSep 21, 2017, PGurus.com

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  1. Mere declaration by Rahul Gandhi does not make him a British citizen. He has to be accepted as such by the British authorities. The question is “was he so accepted as British citizen?”. Rest is ‘noise’ in the arguments.

    Company Number: U74140DL2002PTC115559
    Status: Strike Off
    Incorporation Date: 28 May 2002 (almost 17 years ago)
    Company Type: Company limited by Shares
    Jurisdiction: India
    Registered Address: 212 DEEN DAYAL UDADHYAMARG NEW DELHI DL 110002 IN
    Industry Codes
    74140: (India National Industrial Classification 2004 (MCA 2009))
    Inactive Directors / Officers
    MANOJ MUTTU, director, 28 May 2002-
    PRIYANKA GANDHI VADRA, additional director, 25 Mar 2009-
    Source India Ministry of Corporate Affairs, http://www.mca.gov.in/, 9 Dec 2018

  3. I feel Modiji purposely delaying the probe. Reason is in democracy you need an oppsition and a weak and traitor, and trust-less oppostion suites BJP.

  4. Dr.Swamy can file the same documents to EC for their consideration for whatever its worth and then hold a press conference like he did of PC. Somebody other than Dr Swamy can go to court on this issue as BJP may not like it.

  5. Pulwama incident looked like a wake up call for BJP, people were upbeat in their patriotic ferver and assumed that BJP will grab the opportunity to some of the nagging issues and capitalize it to galvanize the sagging morale of its karyakarthas and support after drubbing in 3 state elections, but, alas, the opportunity slipped away from we unfortunate Indians, let’s hope that the 2nd term will be better

  6. All these boil down to the question of trust and mistrust. swamy sir is not being trusted, modiji plans are not clear also HM’s plans. what is not clear why so inaction against Rahul or chidambaram are really a million dollar question to our people. Let us not defeat him and give the batton to Congress or inefficient leaders but stay back with these folks, this is my view.

  7. Atleast from now on people who care for probity in public life must expose this man Rahul and refer to him only as Raul Vinci which is his original name and nothing else fraudulently claimed by him.

  8. All political parties and politicians irrespective of their leaning – far left/ right / hindutva etc are birds of the same feather which flock together
    Commoners are the ones who are passionate about their political leanings but not politicians
    They protect each other
    Example — Priyanka is staying in Lutyens Delhi paying a paltry sum of less than 10k as rent per month
    This concession was given by Vajpayee govt back in early 2000 and she continues to pay the same rent – no increase at all
    Concession was presumably given as she put a request that she cannot afford to pay rent of 50k/ month
    What do you call this ??????
    WHY BECAUSE – they are all birds of the same feather cut from the same cloth

  9. This article isa better late than never. Kindly give the e-mail id of Narendra Modi and thousands of Indians will swamp him with an immediate demand for clarification. And why doesn’t PGURUS.com interview L.K.Advani to answer why he didn’t do anything on this gigantic fraud on our nation.

    • I preferred to reply you in order that you accept my thoughts.I do not feel that Sri Modiji is being protected as much as sr Jaitely. It is perhaps possible that AJ has a few skeletons in his cupboard which may embarrass Team Modi ,now that the General elections are approaching fast. This is my Personal view. I only WANT Sri MODIJI to be back as P>M to complete the task he has undertaken to save our motherland,at any cost.

  10. Politicians want to rule us but they are not interested in corruption and wrong doing of their flocks which includes MOdi and his ministers. So dont get disappoint as long as the politicians feels they are inferior to Nehru and Gandhi family they will not do any justice and they make some money for themselves and if not elected then they start talking of the corruption of their opponents.

  11. RG is not fooling us. It’s Modiji and BJP r fooling Indians particularly Hindus who trusted them most for brining these frauds and put the corrupt people behind the bars.

    • i fully agree birds of same feather Modi and Rahul. only citizens are fooled by these politicians as they belong to one cast or creed.

  12. We people had voted BJP for fighting against corruption not for preaching us through man ki bat by teaching the fundamentals civic sense of life and value.We are quite educated on these matters but failed to follow the same due to wide spread corruption that is prevailing in public life.My dear BJP be prepared for sitting in opposition in 2019.

  13. BJP always gives corrupt fellows enough time to run away or close bank accounts or destroy evidences and safeguards their political careers!! Their is no place for good nationalists in BJP anymore. BJP does not like views of upper caste.

    FM and HM are ruining chances of getting a majority but permanently damaging majority community getting rid off Dynasty regimes in future by protecting Rahul or Sonia or Vadra…….

    After watching PM Modi for 55 months now one can say that he is does not have qualities of a statesmen. Sorry to say this.

  14. Modi Govt. seems to be doing nothing against corruption – and automatically taking credit for all the achievements of Dr. Swamy’s crusade against corruption. Chowkidaar seems to be guarding the corrupt ensuring that they do not face the music in court……otherwise why are the Ma-Beta & gang still scot free ?! Sorry state of affairs under a “nationalistic” govt…. Purposely delaying / ignoring anti corruption cases / enquiries will not give a good name for the Modi govt. 2019 will prove to be waterloo.

  15. Inaction by Modi in ‘sanction for Prosecution’s in FIPB cases & in ‘Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship issue’ hints at Modi’s complicity in protecting the culprits

    Now the moot question is what is Modi’s compulsion in doing so

    PGURUS should try a PIL seeking directions to the HM to initiate action

  16. Why aren’t media talking about this…
    Congress is and has been cheating parliament with their lies and anti national activities..

  17. Hindus leaders never learned to attack they feel comfortable defending and in loosing .
    Only who dare to attack are winners .

  18. Rahul Gandhi himself declared as British Citizen and Raul Vinci account in London Barclays Bank shows that he has some other passport. Vinci is an Italian name and being the son of an Italian lady he is entitled to get automatically Italian citizenship. But these are illegal if you are an Indian Citizen. The billion dollar question is why Modi and Rajnath are keeping silent on Subramanian Swamy’s complaint with Rahul’s own documents?


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