Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no citizenship documents, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) replied to an RTI filed by one Subhankar Sarkar.
In reply to the RTI filed by Sarkar, PMO Under-Secretary Praveen Kumar wrote, “Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is a citizen of India by birth in terms of Section 3 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 and as such, the question of his having a citizenship certificate which is for citizenship by registration does not arise.”
The statement created quite a stir and several people took to their twitter handles to share the RTI and the subsequent reply.
“If PM ?@narendramodi? does not require to register his citizenship, as per Section 3 of the Citizenship Act 1955, then why should others?” tweeted veteran journalist Seemi Pasha.
“Here is the PMO’s response to an RTI filed by Subhankar Sarkar (632/2020-PME) #CAA_NRC_NPR #DelhiRiot2020 #DoubleStandards,” the tweet added.
If PM ?@narendramodi? does not require to register his citizenship, as per Section 3 of the Citizenship Act 1955, then why should others?
Here is the PMO’s response to an RTI filed by Subhankar Sarkar (632/2020-PME) #CAA_NRC_NPR #DelhiRiot2020 #DoubleStandards pic.twitter.com/WydrnFMZt8
— seemi pasha (@seemi_pasha) February 29, 2020
“The PMO’s response to the RTI is ambiguous and unclear,” said The Saisat Daily, which reported the news.
“The citizens of India are worried on the issue of citizenship, even the PMO fails to show the citizenship certificate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” it further reported.
The RTI by Subhankar Sarkar, seeking the citizenship certificate of the Prime Minister, was filed on January 17, 2020.