Rahul Gandhi's UK firm a shell company to receive defence kickbacks: Subramanian Swamy

In his letter to Sumitra Mahajan, Swamy said Gandhi, as a Lok Sabha member, has violated the ethics code to be observed by MPs and urged her to seek explanation from him.

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2015, 09:27 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi's UK firm a shell company to receive defence kickbacks: Subramanian Swamy

New Delhi: In yet another move to back his claims that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is a 'British national' and had set up a company called 'Backops' in the United Kingdom, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy will hold a press conference on to put forward his arguments.

Upping the ante against the Gandhi scion, the BJP MP said, he will ask the Enforcement Directorate to file a case against Rahul under FCRA, PMLA and FEMA.

In a tweet this morning, Swamy alleged: “I have traced Backops as a shell co to companies receiving kick backs in Indian defence deals' illegal commission. Another press conference.”

Swamy on Tuesday wrote to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan urging her to refer the matter of Rahul Gandhi's alleged violation of Constitution and ethical code on citizenship to the Ethics Committee and disqualify him as MP if he is guilty.

In his letter to Mahajan, the BJP leader said Gandhi, as a Lok Sabha member, has violated the ethics code to be observed by MPs and urged her to seek explanation from him.

After that if she felt that a prima case existed, she may refer the matter to the Ethics Committee of Lok Sabha to decide whether he can continue as MP, Swamy said adding that he should be disqualified because he was "guilty of gross violation" of ethics.

Swamy, who yesterday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had released documents purportedly showing that Gandhi had claimed himself to be a British national before the company law authorities there for setting up a company. He had demanded that Gandhi be stripped of Indian citizenship and Lok Sabha membership.

Congress has dismissed as "entirely false" BJP leader Swamy's allegation that Gandhi has claimed himself to be a British national before the authorities there.