The Supreme Court hearing the matter asked Rahul Gandhi to tender an apology. however, in his earlier affidavit, he had only expressed “regret”.
New Delhi| Days after admitting that he wrongfully attributed ‘Chowkidar Chor hai’ to the Supreme Court, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has finally tendered an apology for the comment. The unconditional apology comes after the Apex Court pulled him up for expressing “regret” in the earlier affidavit.
The fresh affidavit filed by Rahul Gandhi states, “Unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for unintentionally and inadvertently linking SC order in Rafale review plea to his ‘Chowkidar Chor hair’ political jibe against PM Narendra Modi.”
The Supreme Court in its last hearing over Rafale had ruled that the documents published by The Hindu are admissible in the court. Commenting on the matter, Rahul Gandhi told reporters that even the Court has now agreed that Chowkidar Chor Hai. However, BJP said that by attributing his comments to Supreme Court amounts to contempt. The plea was filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
The apex Court hearing the matter asked Rahul Gandhi to tender an apology. however, in his earlier affidavit, he had only expressed “regret”.
However, he clarified, the apology is only for attributing Chowkidar chor hai to the SC decision and not for the slogan itself.