Congress president Rahul Gandhi has expressed regret for attributing the ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Supreme Court.
Rahul Gandhi said the comment was made in the heat of campaigning. “The statement was made in the heat of political campaigning,” Rahul Gandhi said in his reply to the Supreme Court.
Rahul Gandhi apologised in his reply to the Supreme Court notice in connection with a contempt petition filed against him by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the Rafale controversy.
The BJP had filed a petition in the Supreme Court after the Congress president hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally with ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remark.
BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi had filed the criminal contempt petition in the Supreme Court against Rahul Gandhi and pleaded that the Congress president had deliberately misinterpreted the court’s April 10 order which allowed “leaked” Defence ministry documents to be taken on record.