Friday, April 3, 2009


Rai Singh had served as Indian Diplomat in Rome. He has recalled and written an article; in the mid 1950s famous Italian film director Roberto Rossellini, during his visit to India, fell in love with Bengali film actress Sonali, who eventually eloped with him to Rome. In Italy, Sonali married Rossellini and as his legal wife, she acquired the Italian citizenship after duly renouncing her Indian citizenship. However, years later, in the late 1960s, when she wanted to stand for an elective office at the municipal level, she was told she was not entitled to do so under the Italian law. Sonali approached the Indian Embassy in Rome. After informal and discreet inquiries, he learnt that there was no reciprocal protocol, treaty or law as such between India and Italy. Hence no help could be rendered to Sonali despite her being an Italian citizen of Indian origin.
And now when an Italian lady has came to India - we find, Congress party cannot breath without her. When a lady of our country who acquired Italian citizenship was not allowed to contest the municipal election in Italy how can we the people of India can allow an Italian lady to become Prime Minister of India?
As per Italian laws, Sonia Gandhi, (formerly) an Italian citizen, upon obtaining the naturalized citizenship of a foreign country such as India continues to retain their previous Italian citizenship. Italy does not require her to surrender the Italian passports. Thus, although Sonia may have acquired Indian citizenship, she automatically retains her original Italian citizenship. Even if Sonia has surrendered her passport to the Indian authorities, Italy can reissue her a new Italian passport if she produces a notarised photocopy of her old passport or by considering the surrendered passport as a lost one. Sonia is a dual-citizen of Italy and India and it is illegal for her to become India's PM.
As per Italian laws, Sonia can re-instate her Italian citizenship by following simple procedures stated above and in the Italian embassy website
There is no public evidence to demonstrate that she has renounced her Italian citizenship; therefore, it must be assumed that she enjoys dual citizenship under Italian law (Indian law does not permit it) and that she continues to have access to an Italian passport. It may sound frivolous, but she is as much eligible to become the prime minister of Italy, as she is to become the prime minister of India. The most potent weapon therefore to dislodge the Maino clan including Rahul and Priyanka by exposing their Italian citizenship. Rahul and Priyanka were born Italian citizens because Sonia was Italian when she gave birth to them [Italian law based on jure sanguinis]. Hence, they continue be Italians since they never renounced it. Rahul may acquire Venezuela citizenship since Rahul's girl friend Veronica is a Venezuelan. That means one more foreign bahu for us tolerant Indians. The Maino-Gandhis are certainly getting globalise.
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