The Supreme Court of India today issued a contempt notice to Rahul Gandhi for his comments on the court’s Rafale decision.
Gandhi had before communicated grieve for attributing his statement ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ to the peak court. The Congress president was reacting to a Court see on a request recorded by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi asserting that Gandhi has ascribed his comments to the top court and endeavoured to make a preference.
In a 26-page affidavit statement to SC, Rahul Gandhi had stated: ” My statement was made in the heat of political campaigning. It has been used (and misused) by my political opponents to project that I had deliberately and intentionally suggested that this Court had said ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’. Nothing could be farther from my mind.”
In any case, the Supreme Court today said that it isn’t happy with Gandhi’s reaction.
“On hearing senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi in the interest of Gandhi in the contempt appeal we esteem it fit to issue a notice to the respondent (Rahul) Gandhi,” a seat headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.
“We additionally direct the registry to list the audit appeal alongside the contempt request next Tuesday,” the seat likewise including Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said.
In the meantime, the court said that it would hear the audit appeal on Rafale decision on April 30 alongside the criminal disdain request recorded by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Gandhi on April 30.