SC Demands Response over Rahul Gandhi’s Comments on PM Modi on Rafale Issue; Rahul Apologises

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After the Supreme Court demanded response from Congress President Rahul Gandhi over his comments at a poll rally at Amethi in UP on the day (April 10), the apex court regarded the stolen documents from the defence ministry office as sustainable in the court on Rafale issue, the Gandhi scion regretted for such a reaction as “heat of the moment during political campaigning” on Monday.

Rahul Gandhi in an undertaking scribed, “I will not attribute any views, observations or findings to the Court in political addresses to the media in public speeches, unless such views, observations or findings are recorded by the Court.”

The contempt petition was filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi against the Congress President.

Lekhi has also tweeted on Rahul Gandhi’s response as, “It’s an admission of guilt and thus Contempt. Considering the need to protect the integrity of the court in these testing times, such an admission is a vindication of the petition. I hope and pray that it is responded with strictest rebuke by the court.”

On April 10, Rahul Gandhi in Amethi had said on the SC verdict on Rafale issue as, “Now, the Supreme Court has made it clear that chowkidaar ji (PM Modi) has committed a theft. I want to directly challenge that the Supreme Court has stated that you have indulged in corruption.”

Later, the BJP had lambasted Gandhi for violating the model code of poll conduct.

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