The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for “incorrectly attributing” a remark to the court at an election rally. The bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi said it will consider the petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi who filed a contempt of court against the Congress President for his malicious reference of ‘Chowkidar Chor Hein’.
“We make it clear views attributed to this court by Rahul Gandhi in media or public on Rafale verdict have been incorrectly attributed,” the bench said. “Having clarified the matter we deem it appropriate to seek an explanation of Gandhi.” Rahul Gandhi is asked to explain his statement before April 23. The court also said it “had no occasion to record any such views”.
It has been the political tactics of the Congress chief to make derogatory remarks on Narendra Modi that has invited strong disparagement from the public. After the Supreme Court announced its decision to allow leaked Rafale documents to review a previous judgment, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi had claimed a moral victory and said the court has made it clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi “committed theft”.