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The Hindu Mahasabha has moved the Supreme Court against Congress President Rahul Gandhi, seeking his debarment from contesting the Lok Sabha elections, owing to his citizenship.
The petitioner has alleged that Gandhi has acquired British citizenship, and that the Election Commission is required to decide on the question of his eligibility to contest the ongoing elections.
The matter was mentioned today for urgent hearing. However, the same was declined by the Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna.
The petitioner has also sought the removal of Gandhi’s name from the electoral roll on account of his alleged British citizenship till the question is decided by the Election Commission.
Additionally, it is also prayed that Rahul Gandhi be debarred from contesting Lok Sabha elections from Amethi and Wayanad on the ground that “he is incompetent to contest elections to fill a seat as per the provisions of Constitution of India read with the provisions of the Representation of People Act.”
The case is likely to be taken up by the Court in the coming week.
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