Thursday, November 22, 2012

Swamy writes to President on citizenship issue of Rahul

Letter to President of India 9 11 12

November 9, 2012.

Mr. Pranab Mukherjee,
President of India,
Rashtrapati Bhavan,
New Delhi.

Dear Mr. President,

I am writing this letter by way of providing as yet not formally confirmed information and hence not as yet evidence.
Mr. Rahul Gandhi, MP was born at a time when his mother Ms. Sonia Gandhi was an Italian citizen. {She became an Indian citizen vide Section 5 of the Indian Citizenship Act in 1983}. 

According to Italian law at that time, any person born to an Italian citizen mother is deemed to be an Italian citizen unless a formal renunciation of Italian citizenship is made by the child upon becoming an adult. At the time of Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s birth, his mother had informed the Italian Embassy of the same which the Embassy then forwarded it to the Interior Ministry in Rome, Italy for recording in their Citizen’s Register.

Therefore, my information is that Mr. Gandhi’s name was entered under whatever name that was communicated by the Italian Embassy, in the Citizenship Register of Italy.

I have not been able to verify as yet whether upon becoming an adult, Mr. Gandhi formally renounced Italian citizenship or has continued as yet for some obscure reason, as a citizen of Italy.

Only a formal request from the Government of India can clarify this position. The former Prime Minister Mr. Narasimha Rao had in a casual conversation told me that he had been informed that Mr. Gandhi was still a citizen of Italy. But this is hearsay and not yet confirmed evidence.

In my view it will be fair and legally appropriate in your position as President of India and custodian of the Constitution that you make a formal request through our Government to the Government of Italy to provide a copy of the file relating not only to Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s citizenship but also of Ms. Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka so that this controversy regarding Ms Sonia Gandhi and her two children’s citizenship status in Italy, is set at rest. 

Yours sincerely,


  1. Only Subramaniam Swamy can dare to this as our most of the politicians have become spineless.

    1. Totally Agree

      Dr Swamy is a lion, a true patriot

  2. There is no use resigning the Prime Minister. as if he resign's someone worse would come in his place. :)

  3. Love his never say die attitude. #Respect

  4. Why only Subramaniam Swamy can dare we all can dare. Writing comment here will also push to president also one can write to president directly on FB

    Even I request President of India to verify and set at rest.

  5. Let's see...if this president has a spine to do such an enquiry.He is a Congress stooge after all. Hoping to already heart a reply on this. I think this corrupt Nehru fraudsters and Congress should hang themselves

  6. President of India should facilitate this right to information of a distinguished citizen of India.Expeditious reply is the need of the hour.

  7. What a pity and I thought that India has got freedom from the foreigners after hundreds of years, but I get confused now about independance of our nation.

  8. It is a pity that such a simple matter of citizenship query has to be raised at President's level. If they are Italians they should not have even voting rights. The very fact that the Gs do not come out openly on this issue creates a strong doubt about their nationality. We got independence in 1947. But after Narasimha Rao's period we have become slaves again. Dr.Swamy is doing great service to the nation in highlighting this matter and he will surely restore dignity and independence back. Hats off Swamyji.
    Let people realize soon that the present day gandhis have nothing to do with the Mahatma.

  9. I wish if India could had few more leaders like Modi ji and Dr. Swami.


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