NewDelhi, April 12: BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today approached the Supreme Court seeking contempt action against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his alleged remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the recent controversial Rafale verdict.
Accussing Mr. Gandhi of contempt of court, BJP MP seeks contempt action against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
The Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Friday agreed to hear Lekhi's contempt plea against Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on April 15.
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing Meenakshi Lekhi before the Court, said that Mr. Gandhi had made a remark that the “Supreme Court has said, "chowkidaar chor hai” in the verdict.
On Wednesday this week, the Supreme Court while dismissing the Centre’s preliminary objection over the maintainability of the review petitions, allowed three documents relied upon by petitioners seeking a review of its December 14, 2018 judgment in the Rafale aircraft deal matter.
Citing the decision, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi while claiming it to be moral victory reportedly said,
"The Supreme Court has made it clear that 'chowkidarji' (watchman) has committed a theft."
His statement came during his rally in Amethi, where he filed his nomination papers on the same day of Court's decision of considering the documents filed by the trio of Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and activist advocate Prashant Bhushan seeking review of the December 14, 2018 verdict .