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SC Seeks Rahul Gandhi’s Reply Over ‘Chor’ Remark

SC Seeks Rahul Gandhi’s Reply Over ‘Chor’ Remark
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The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi in connection with a contempt petition filed against him. The court has sought an explanation from him to be provided on or before Monday, 22 April. The next hearing will be on 23 April. “You are right to the extent we never said anything,” the Supreme Court said, tweeted The Deccan Herald’s legal reporter Ashish Tripathi.

Supreme Court”The views and observations attributed to this court in alleged address made by Gandhi to the media and public has been incorrectly attributed to this court.” Surprisingly, there was no one present at the court to represent Rahul Gandhi.

The Case: BJP’s Lekhi Moves SC Against Rahul Gandhi Over Rafale Comments

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday, 12 April, moved the Supreme Court to take criminal contempt action against Congress President Rahul Gandhi after the latter’s commented on the Rafale case where he welcomed the apex court order. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Lekhi, told the bench that the Congress president reportedly made a remark that the “Supreme Court said chowkidaar chor hai” in the verdict.

Lekhi had claimed in her petition, “the words used and attributed by him to SC in the Rafale case has been made to appear something else. He is replacing his personal statement as Supreme Court’s order and trying to create prejudice,” reported ANI.

Rahul Gandhi”I am happy, I have been saying so for months that India’s PM [Modi] has given the Air Force’s money to Anil Ambani, and the SC has accepted it. The SC is going to investigate it.” A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea on Monday, 15 April, reported PTI.

Lekhi, who is a sitting Lok Sabha MP from New Delhi constituency, in her plea alleged that Gandhi has attributed his personal remarks to the top court and tried to create prejudice.

Lekhi, in her plea, said Gandhi has attributed his personal remarks to the top court and tried to create prejudice.

‘SC Made it Clear That PM Modi Committed a Theft’ Says Rahul, BJP Objects

The Congress president had on 10 April claimed that the apex court has made it “clear” that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “committed a theft”.

He had made the statement while interacting with reporters in Amethi after filing his nomination papers where he is contesting against BJP leader and Union minister Smriti Irani. Gandhi had also recalled a recent interview by the prime minister, in which Modi had said the Supreme Court had given a clean chit to his government on the Rafale deal.

“Now the SC has made it clear that ‘chowkidar ji’ (watchman) has committed a theft,” Gandhi had told reporters after filing his nomination papers from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency. Additionally, Gandhi also claimed that the apex court has “accepted that there is some corruption in Rafale”.

This is attribution is what Lekhi objected to.

The apex court had earlier cleared the Modi government of accusations of corruption over the Rafale deal with France. But on Tuesday, 9 April, said it will hear a review petition on the basis of the new documents, referred to by the petitioners.

By Misquoting SC, ‘Rahul is Showing Frustration’: Sitharaman

The Supreme Court had on Wednesday, 10 April, allowed the plea of petitioners relying on leaked documents for seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government’s preliminary objections claiming “privilege” over them, reported PTI.

“I want to thank the SC. It’s a very happy day. The SC has talked about justice. Justice has prevailed,” he had added. After these comments, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman accused Gandhi of contempt of court.

Sitharaman claimed Gandhi misquoted the court, and that order was only about whether the alleged illegally obtained documents submitted by the petitioners should be considered in court, reported NDTV.

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