In an application for an Indian citizenship on December 15, 2001, he mentioned that he was born on August 7, 1977 in Dallas Texas in USA. Just a year later on August 2002, he applied for a Chhattisgarh domicile certificate, saying that he was born on August 7, 1978 at Ppendra village in Bilaspur. Basing on this, the Raipur collector issued the same the very day.
A similar incident happened when he applied for a scheduled tribe certificate, where he marked his birth year as 1977, but his place of birth as Bilaspur. Following this, a confused and embarassed Congress assured a thorough investigation. However, the BJP is unwilling to let go so easily. Naturally, the question that arises in one's mind is how Amit benefitted from his 'shifting' birthplace and time.