Rubbishing questions raised over Rahul Gandhi's citizenship, son of Congress Leader Sheila Dikshit and former Lok Sabha member, Sandeep Dikshit, on Saturday has said that 'people object to anything in the country'.
"What setback? In this country, you can object to anything. What if I say that you are not ANI, but PTI (both news agencies, he was speaking to ANI) ? What will you prove then? If you show your ID , I can say its fake. So? It doesn't work based on just somebody's comments."
Explaining the gravity of false accusations, he said that 'people making such baseless allegations against Rahul Gandhi should be jailed'.
"By the law of this country, if anyone accuses someone , they need to produce concrete evidence supporting their claim. Otherwise you will be jailed. All these people should be jailed who have complained against Rahul Gandhi. What proof do you have?"
Lashing out at PM Modi for not 'finding out these claims' in the past five years he said that 'Modi has always won on lies'.
"For the last five years, PM Modi who calls himself so powerful, if you believe that a Britsh citizen has been a sitting MP, then why did you not find it before? Where did Narendra Modi go? Modi has only won on the base of lies. He has always won on such allegations and such claims should not be taken seriously. When the Indian citizens answer these people on May 23, they will get to know everything."
Earlier, on the same day, an independent candidate from Amethi, Dhruv Lal had raised objections on the nomination papers of the Congress Chief alleging that Rahul Gandhi had declared his nationality as "British" in 2005 - as claimed in Memorandum of Association documents of a UK company in which he is a director.
As per Lal, "The Candidate (Rahul Gandhi) has admitted in his Election Affidavit dated 03.04.2004 that he held shares in the Company named, Backops Limited, Britain. Memorandum of Association and Annual Returnfor the period ending 21.08.2005 of the said Company record Candidate’s nationality as "British" and his address is in United Kingdom."
Further, on the matter of Rahul Gandhi's education, Lal has claimed that the degrees issued by Trinity College, Cambridge University, in the Congress President's affidavits are varying in nature. Lal has also claimed that the Congress President withheld information regarding certain properties in the United Kingdom.