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'I regret': Rahul Gandhi to Supreme Court on 'Chowkidar Chor hai' jibe

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 April 2019, 13:10 IST
Rahul Gandhi and PM Narendra Modi

After terming ‘Chokidar Chor hai’, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has expressed regret over his remark and has submitted in Supreme Court that he made them “in the heat of political campaigning” and the court “never said these words.”

While the Supreme Court will hear the matter tomorrow, it was BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi who had filed a criminal contempt case against Congress president who had said that ‘now even the Supreme Court has said that Chowkidar Chor hai.”

While the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi led bench of three judges acknowledged the case and observed that “We make it clear the statement attributed to this court in the address made by the respondent (Rahul Gandhi) to the media and public has been incorrectly attributed to this court. We make it clear this court never made such observation. We only decided on the admissibility of documents.”

Earlier, the apex court heard the Rafale review matter and accepted the evidence presented by The Hindu’s N.Ram, while upholding the journalism ethics. The Supreme Court is hearing the review plea in Rafale jet deal case, wherein it had given a clean chit to the government. N. Ram was able to procure Ministry of Defence document wherein it was written that a parallel negotiation was on by the Prime Ministers Office in the Rafale deal with France.

Rahul Gandhi in his statement to the court has said, “my statements were used and misused by the political opponents and he gave the statements in the heat of the political campaigning.”

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First published: 22 April 2019, 13:10 IST