We seek an explanation from Rahul Gandhi as these are legal documents and legal documents have legal repercussions, BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said at a press conference here on Tuesday.

As the Opposition gears up to corner the government in Parliament, the BJP is preparing its own strategy to get back at it. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s allegations that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had declared himself a British citizen has given ammunition to the party to take on the opposition.Party sources said the issue is likely to be taken up in Parliament’s winter session, which begins on November 26. After the Bihar defeat, the government was anticipated a more aggressive opposition in Parliament, particularly in Rajya Sabha where the numbers were tilted against it. Rahul and leaders of other opposition parties are preparing a united onslaught on the Modi government on the ‘intolerance’ issue.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>However, in the wake of Swamy’s accusations against Rahul, the BJP is hoping to cash in on it to embarrass the Congress.”We seek an explanation from Rahul Gandhi as these are legal documents and legal documents have legal repercussions,” BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said at a press conference here on Tuesday.Dismissing the Congress’s rejection of the allegations, she said “the kind of response expected is not coming. The matter needs to be explained. It pertains to his Indian nationality,” she said.Asked if the party was associating itself with Swamy’s allegations, Lekhi said “anything brought in public purview we cannot close our to. Its about a document. He has to come clean.”However, she evaded a question on whether the BJP would raise the issue in Parliament saying “it will be determined consequently.”Swamy, at a press conference on Monday, released a letter he wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he sought steps to strip Rahul of his Indian citizenship. However, Swamy had said he was not speaking on behalf of the party.The Congress continued to be dismissive of the allegations against Rahul saying he has been an Indian citizenship from the day he was born. Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge described the issue as bogus saying it was to defame Rahul.”They wanted to divert, because now, they are fighting internally and there are internal scribbles. To divert the attention of public, they are saying such things,” Kharge said.It is a bogus issue: KhargeThe Congress continued to be dismissive of the allegations against Rahul saying he has been an Indian citizenship from the day he was born. Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge described the issue as bogus saying it was to defame Rahul.

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BJP wants Rahul Gandhi to come clean on ‘British citizenship’ issue, may raise it in Parliament