Congress President Rahul Gandhi has expressed his regret to supreme court for his remark ‘Chowkidar Chor hai’ against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rafale deal. He apologized and said that it was made in the heat of political campaign.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi says "he regretted that he gave the statement" (on Rafale verdict), in his reply to the Supreme Court on contempt petition filed by Meenakshi Lekhi https://t.co/Hpjovr3srV— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2019
“My statements were used and misused by the political opponents and The Statement was made in the heat of political campaigning” Rahul Gandhi said in his reply to Supreme Court.
In his reply in Supreme Court, Rahul Gandhi said "my statements were used and misused by the political opponents." and that he "gave the statements in the heat of the political campaigning." https://t.co/99p7e2N2O8— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2019
Congress President Rahul Gandhi replied to the contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi in the Supreme Court and expressed regret over his comment. It is notable that BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi had filed contempt petition in the Supreme Court against the comments of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. After the Supreme Court’s decision on the re-petition of the Rafale issue, Rahul Gandhi had said that the Supreme Court has admitted that the ‘watchman is thief( Chowkidar Chor Hai)’.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi files his response in Supreme court in connection with a contempt petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi over his statement on Rafale verdict. SC will hear the matter tomorrow. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/uOo5tQDWdx— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2019
The case of contempt of court against Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be heard on Tuesday (April 23) in the Supreme Court. On April 15, the court issued notice to Rahul Gandhi on the plea of BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on the contempt plea of Rahul Gandhi against Pm Modi on the Rafale issue. The Supreme Court had asked Rahul Gandhi to reply by April 22.
Meenakshi Lekhi had said that the Congress President Rahul Gandhi has misrepresented the decision of the Supreme Court to make the confidential document a part of the debate in the Rafale case. Lekhi had accused Rahul of saying that he has presented his statement of ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ as the statement of the Supreme Court. He had said that after the SC’s decision in relation to Rafale’s plea, Rahul Gandhi had said that “the Supreme Court has also recognized that the Chowkidar Chor Hai!”