Swamy mentioned the matter before a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy and requested the bench to examine his plea expeditiously.
“I am happy he (Rahul) called me a chamcha as in Congress, chamcha is a very high post,” Swamy said.
Submitting a third affidavit in the matter, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the Supreme Court to consider as deleted the entire paragraph pertaining to what Swamy wrote in his book Terrorism in India.
In an affidavit on October 28, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had told the apex court that Swamy violated IPC provisions with his writing.
The Congress had however, rejected the allegations of nationality against Rahul saying that it is a “bunch of falsehood”.
Subramanian Swamy’s case rests on two annual returns in which Rahul Gandhi’s nationality was described as “British”. The first return was filed on October 10, 2005 and the second on October 31, 2006.
In an affidavit on October 28, the Home Ministry had told the apex court that Swamy violated IPC provisions with his writing.
The debate of citizenship has kicked political winds in India again
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday alleged that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had been the director of a company in Britain and he had declared himself as a British citizen.
“The book (is) to be considered in all its aspect as it contains matter which “promotes feelings of enmity and hatred between Hindus and Muslims in India.” Therefore, the petitioner has violated the sections of IPC,” the MHA said in its affidavit.
Smriti Irani said that Subramanian Swamy was above the prescribed age limit to become the vice-chancellor of JNU.
The order comes days after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy wrote two letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
With the help of a few bold economic reforms, Swamy said India has the potential to grow at 12 per cent per annum.
At a function held in Chandrapur, Swamy said, “Gadkari is a very efficient and good minister. But he is not getting a free hand to work.”
Both leaders in their propositions harped on the concept of truth as a complete defence in criminal defamation.