Congress president Rahul Gandhi has regretted his statement where he attributed comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale case to the Supreme Court. The Congress president said he “gave the statements in the heat of the political campaigning.”
Gandhi is reported to have underlined that it was not his intention to bring the court into the ongoing political slugfest. A bench chaired by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will take up the case tomorrow.
The BJP demanded an apology from Rahul Gandhi and called him a “liar of the first order” in public opinion.BJP spokesperson G V L Narsimha Rao said, “Today, by filing an affidavit in the SC, Rahul Gandhi accepted that he had lied on his allegations against PM Modi on the Rafale deal. This was an attempt by Rahul Gandhi to manufacture a lie and create a controversy in the Rafale deal… He should apologise to the people of this country.”
Rahul Gandhi was last week told by the Supreme Court to file his affidavit on a contempt petition filed by BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi who had complained that Gandhi “replaced his personal statement as Supreme Court’s order” and tried to create prejudice.