'Failed' PM desperate to 'manufacture' false allegations everyday: Congress
New Delhi: Hitting out at Narendra Modi after the Home Ministry issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi on his citizenship status, the Congress Tuesday termed him a "failed" Prime Minister who is desperate to "manufacture one false allegation everyday".
Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala claimed that Modi has no answer on unemployment, agrarian distress and black money, and hence he is resorting to "fake narrative" through his government's notices to divert attention. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost the plot. After four phases of elections, it is clear that Modiji and the BJP are hurtling towards an imminent defeat at a breakneck speed. Consequently, they seek to manufacture one malicious and fallacious agenda everyday," he said at a press conference. The Home Ministry has served a notice to Gandhi, asking him to clarify within a fortnight his "factual position" on a complaint questioning his citizenship status.
In the letter, the Home Ministry said it has received a representation from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy in which it has been brought out that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in 2003 with Gandhi as one of its directors.
The Home Ministry said Swamy's letter also mentioned that in the British company's annual returns filed on October 10, 2005 and October 31, 2006, Gandhi's date of birth has been given as June 19, 1970 and his nationality as British.
Surjewala said these are "rehashed allegations" from the year 2014-15 that were rejected back then. The entire set of allegations are based on alleged citizenship title given in a certificate of incorporation of a company called the Backops limited of which Rahul Gandhi was once a director, he said.
Surjewala, displaying some document, said the fourth page therein shows that Rahul Gandhi is an Indian.