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New Delhi: Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has forwarded to the ethics committee of Parliament a complaint by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of Parliament (MP) alleging that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi presented himself as a British citizen to float a firm there.

“One MP had sent a complaint to me regarding this. Whenever an MP sends a complaint to the speaker, it is referred to the committee as per rules. That particular complaint has been referred to the ethics committee," Mahajan told PTI over phone.

The ethics committee is chaired by BJP leader L.K. Advani.

BJP MP Maheish Girri had some time back written to the speaker requesting for “appropriate inquiry" into party colleague Subramanian Swamy’s allegations that Rahul had declared himself a British citizen to float a firm in that country.

Swamy, who had also approached the speaker in this regard, on Tuesday said on Twitter that a Lok Sabha official had confirmed to him that his complaint against Gandhi’s British nationality issue has been referred to the ethics committee for a probe.

Girri, who is an MP from east Delhi, had earlier maintained that it was necessary that people should get to know the reality in this issue as he requested the speaker to initiate an appropriate inquiry. PTI

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