22/04/2019 12:36 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi Expresses Regret To SC Over 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' Remark

The Congress president said his statement was made in the heat of campaigning.


Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court, expressing regret over his remarks related to the Rafale judgment.

The apex court had directed Gandhi to give an explanation by 22 April for “incorrectly” attributing his “Chowkidar Narendra Modi chor hai” remark to its judgment.

The top court gave a categorical clarification that in its Rafale judgement there was no occasion for it to make a mention of the alleged contemptuous observation that “Chowkidar Narendra Modi chor hain” as has been attributed to it by Gandhi. 

In his affidavit, Gandhi said his statement was made in heat of campaigning and has been misused by political opponents, according to PTI.

A contempt plea was filed by BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi against Gandhi. In her plea, Lekhi claimed Gandhi attributed observations to the court which was not in its 10 April Rafale verdict on the admissibility of certain documents leaked to the media as evidence.

(With PTI inputs)