Supreme Court has asked Rahul Gandhi to explain his comments on the Rafale deal. The Apex Court has accused Rahul of misquoting it on its Rafale order and has given him a week’s time to respond. The apex court said it will consider the petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi seeking contempt action against Gandhi for attributing some observations to the apex court which was not in the Rafale judgement.
A three member bench headed by Ranjan Gogoi said, ‘We make it clear that views, observations findings attributed to this court in the alleged speeches, remarks made by Gandhi to the media/public have been incorrectly attributed to this court. We also make it clear this court had no occasion to make such observation in as much as it was deciding the legal admissibility of certain documents which were objected by attorney general.’
Rahul Gandhi had last week said in response to the Supreme Court ruling that classified documents accessed by the media can be used as evidence to consider requests to review a verdict clearing Rafale jet deal. Speaking at Amethi, Rahul had said. ‘I want to thank the Supreme Court. The entire country is saying Chowkidar chor hai. It is a day of celebration that Supreme Court has talked about justice.’ BJP said Rahul was putting words into the mouth of the Supreme Court and sued him for contempt.