Rahul Gandhi denied domicile certificate from Amethi

An application moved by Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to get a domicile certificate from Amethi, the parliamentary seat he represents, has been turned down, officials said Thursday.

The application to obtain a ‘temporary residential certificate’ was denied by the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) based on a report submitted by the tehsildar, a revenue official.

Officials told  that Congress leader Rajendra Singh had applied for the certificate, with the Sanjay Gandhi Guest House in Munshiganj area being shown as the temporary address of the Gandhi scion.

SDM R. D. Ram had asked the tehsildar to look into it.

The tehsildar in his report said that the certificate cannot be granted as the place of residence shown is a government guest house.

Officials pointed out that applicants in such case also have to furnish “verifiable proof of spending a considerable span of time in such a place of residence”.

Rahul Gandhi’s name also does not figure in the voters’ list of Amethi and his permanent address and name appear in New Delhi, officials added.

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