Congress president Rahul Gandhi today submitted an unconditional apology in the Supreme Court for attributing his political slogan “Chowkidar Chor Hai” to the top court.
The Congress leader in his three-page apology also requested the top court to drop proceedings in the case against him. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the matter on Friday.
The contempt case against Rahul Gandhi was filed by the BJP’s MP Meenakshi Lekhi for allegedly incorrectly attributing the slogan to the preliminary verdict of the top court in the Rafale case. Lekhi had asked the court to initiate criminal contempt action against Gandhi for twisting the top court’s April 10 judgment to claim that the court declared Prime Minister Narendra Modi guilty of corrupt practices in purchase of the Rafale aircraft.
Gandhi had apologised for misquoting the Supreme Court at the previous hearing. The court, however, had asked him to give a written apology and was not convinced by Gandhi’s earlier affidavit. The top court had on Monday said it would hear Gandhi’s contempt case with a review petition on its verdict on the Rafale jet deal on May 10.