Congress President Rahul Gandhi seems to landing in a fresh trouble, as Supreme Court on Monday observed that remarks by him on the Rafale deal were incorrectly attributed to the top court. Gandhi had claimed that Supreme Court called Prime Minster a thief.
“We make it clear the statement attributed to this court in the address made by the respondent (Rahul Gandhi) to the media and public has been incorrectly attributed to this court. We make it clear this court never made such observation. We only decided on the admissibility of documents,” three judges led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.
Soon after, BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi filed a petition in the Supreme Court claiming that “the words used and attributed by Rahul to SC in the Rafale case has been made to appear something else. He is replacing his personal statement as Supreme Court’s order and trying to create prejudice.”
While filing the petition, Lekhi had said that SC’s verdict was being misused by a person who’s himself out on bail. “This is completely bereft of facts. So people who are themselves corrupt are making this accusation is one part which we can fight at any public platform but dragging the SC in this battle is uncalled for,” Lekhi had said.
The Supreme Court today said it wanted Rahul Gandhi’s response. “We never made any such observations commented on by Rahul Gandhi,” said the court.