Lie: Sonia Gandhi is an Italian citizen

#Truth: Sonia Gandhi is an Indian citizen as per our Constitution.

The Supreme Court, in 2001, sustained the decision of the Allahabad High Court – though for reasons somewhat different from those assigned by the High Court – “dismissing two election petitions at the preliminary stage” challenging the election of the Congress president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi, to the Lok Sabha in October 1999, from the Amethi parliamentary constituency.

Delivering the judgment, Mr. Justice R.C. Lahoti, on scrutiny of the pleadings in the case, said: “it must be held that the respondent (Ms. Sonia Gandhi) by virtue of the certificate granted to her under Section 5(1)(c) of the Citizenship Act, which certificate has not been cancelled, withdrawn or annulled till date, is “citizen of India”.

The BJP and the Right have often tried to play this card – of using Sonia Gandhi’s place of birth (Italy) against her. It not only shows how scared they are of Mrs Gandhi and her political capital but also extremeness shallowness of the BJP.

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