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Kalam did not raise citizenship issue

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | May 19, 2004 15:52 IST

The Rashtrapati Bhavan has denied that President A P J Abdul Kalam raised the issue of citizenship during his meeting with Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday.

"The matter was not discussed at all," S M Khan, the President's press secretary, told

A leading daily had said that Kalam asked her about Article 5 of the Constitution, which refers to citizenship.

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Govindacharaya, met the President and raised the issue of Gandhi's foreign origin, he said. "The President simply heard them out."

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