Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition against Rahul, alleging he holds citizenship of two countries, India and Britain. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, hearing the matter, said, “Who doesn’t want to become the PM? Everyone among 130 crores would want to become the PM. It is a healthy aspiration.”
“If some company in some form mentions his nationality as British, does he become a British citizen,” the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna told the petitioners.
“We dismiss the petition. There is no merit in the petition,” said CJI Ranjan Gogoi.
Apparently, the petitioners had asked that Rahul be banned from contesting in the Lok Sabha election as he is British citizenship.