Rahul Gandhi offers apologies to Supreme Court over statement
May 9, 2019
On Wednesday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered his unconditional apology to the Supreme Court of India. This was after he unintentionally linked the Rafale case order to his statement Chowkidar Chor Hai which he uses to mock at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has also requested the court to end the contempt case by filing a new affidavit. The case was filed against him by BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi after Rahul's comments on Rafale deal in which BJP led central government was in accused.
Left With No Other Option, Rahul Gandhi Tenders Unconditional Apology for Misquoting SC in Rafale Case-Advaita Kala, Author
Rahul had earlier assured to submit a new affidavit to apologise to the court for his comment which he claims was wrongly attributed to India's topmost court. But BJP leaders said that Rahul must personally apologise for his remark against the court. Merely submitting an affidavit will not do.
In the new affidavit, Rahul says that he respects the court and holds it in highest esteem and respect. But he clearly stated that he does not apologise for the statement Chowkidar Chor Hai which is clearly aimed at Modi.
"Rahul Gandhi's unconditional apology to SC in Rafale contempt case, requests top court to drop proceedings, tweeted Author Anuj Dhar.
"After filing TWO affidavits of 28 pages each without a single mention of an apology, in a third 3-page affidavit, @RahulGandhi unconditionally apologises to the Supreme Court for attributing statements to it on the Rafale issue. Says the attributions were "unintentional. tweeted Nalini.