Rahul Gandhi regrets; SC issues fresh notice to him on Rafale comment
The apex court said that it will be hearing the contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi with the Rafale review petition on Tuesday (April 30).
On Monday, Rahul Gandhi had regretted his statement 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' in the Supreme Court, saying that it was a result of "heat of political campaigning". The Congress chief regretted his statement made on the April 10 court ruling on admissibility of documents in the review petition “unfortunately got juxtaposed and mingled with a political slogan”.
The BJP demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi and called him a “liar of the first order” in public opinion. “This was an attempt by Rahul Gandhi to manufacture a lie and create a controversy in the Rafale deal... He should apologise to the people of this country,” said BJP spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao.
Earlier, this month, the Supreme Court allowed three sets of documents which can be used as evidence in the Rafale review petition.
Rahul Gandhi, who was in Amethi then to file his nomination papers, had reacted to the news, saying: “Now the Supreme Court has made it clear that ‘chowkidarji’ (watchman) has committed a theft… I want to directly challenge that the Supreme Court has stated that you have indulged in corruption.”