BJP on Rahul Gandhi's educational qualifications and nationality
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has raised questions on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's nationality and his educational qualifications. Raising questions on Rahul Gandhi's claims on his nomination papers, BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said, "The most shocking aspect is in relation to Rahul Gandhi’s nationality. Was he a British citizen ever? In 2004 affidavit, he had said that he’d invested in a UK-based company and in 2005, Rahul was shown as a British citizen in this company’s papers (BackOps Ltd). Was he a British citizen then? It is against the Indian Citizenship Act? If anyone takes up citizenship of another country, then he loses the citizenship of India."
"There is some haziness about his educational qualifications as well. In 2004, he gave a senior secondary school certificate and after that, he gave an MPhil from Cambridge. In 2009, he introduced a new degree. A BA from Rollings College, Florida. Then a degree on Development Economics (MPhil). This became Development Studies (MPhil) in 2014. In 2019, Rahul Gandhi said he got a BA degree in 1994 and then MPhil in 1995. Which University gives an MPhil degree right after Bachelors in a year?" he said.