Blindly Referring Case Shows Hatred Against Opposition: Congress On Rahul Gandhi's Citizenship Row

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Blindly Referring Case Shows Hatred Against Opposition: Congress On Rahul Gandhi's Citizenship Row

Congress said that the case of Rahul Gandhi's citizenship being referred to the Ethics Committee was done "without any sense of judgement".


New Delhi:  Congress today made a veiled attack on Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, saying "blindly" referring the case of citizenship of Rahul Gandhi to the Ethics Committee of the Lok Sabha showed "hatred" against the party leadership and the opposition.

Party leader M Veerapa Moily also said a "dark spot" of the just concluded first part of the Budget session of Parliament was the discussion in the Lok Sabha on the Ishrat Jahan issue. "It was a black day for the Lok Sabha".

Addressing a joint press conference with Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mr Moily lamented that the case of Congress Vice President has been referred to the Ethics Committee "without any sense of judgement".

"Blindly referring the case of citizenship of Rahul Gandhi to the Ethics Committee, without any sense of judgement, without making any case, shows hatred against the Congress leadership, against the opposition," he remarked.

In January, Ms Mahajan had forwarded to the Ethics Committee of Parliament a complaint by a BJP lawmaker alleging that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had presented himself as a British citizen to float a firm there.

The Ethics Committee is chaired by BJP veteran LK Advani.

Maheish Girri, BJP lawmaker representing East Delhi, had some time back written to the Speaker requesting for "appropriate inquiry" into the allegations of his party colleague Subramanian Swamy that Mr Gandhi had declared himself as a British citizen to float a firm in that country.

Requesting the Speaker to initiate an appropriate inquiry, Mr Girri had said it was necessary that people should know the reality.

On Ishrat Jehan issue, Mr Moily wondered how a discussion on the matter took place in Lok Sabha and alleged that there has been a "design" to "subvert" cases against some officers in the Central Bureau of Investigation court.

He said three authorities including those from judiciary ones have found Ishrat was killed in a fake encounter.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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