The Supreme Court on Monday asked Congress president Rahul Gandhi to explain his alleged remarks on the top court’s order in Rafale case. The court, however, did not issue any formal notice to the Congress leader.
The petitioner, BJP’s Meenakshi Lekhi, had claimed that “the words used and attributed by him (Gandhi) 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.”
The top court said: “we deem it proper to seek explanations from the respondent which will be made before us on or before Monday.” The court will hear the case on April 23.
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The Supreme Court made it clear that “views, observations and findings attributed to the court in the alleged address made by the respondent (Gandhi) to the media and public has been incorrectly attributed to this court. We also make it clear that this court had no occasion to record any such views or make observations in as much as what was decided by this court was the legal admissibility of certain document to which objections were raised.”
Apr 15, 2019 12:00 IST