Rahul Gandhi Asked By Supreme Court, To Explain Rafale Comments

Rahul Gandhi Asked By Supreme Court, To Explain Rafale Comments

Rahul Gandhi Asked By Supreme Court, To Explain Rafale Comments

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi, of misquoting it on its Rafale order and has been given a week to explain before the ruling BJP's contempt case against him is taken up next Tuesday.

"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.

Last week, the Congress President had made the comments in response to the ruling of Top Court that classified documents accessed by the media can be used as evidence to consider requests to review a verdict clearing the Rafale jet deal.

"I want to thank the Supreme Court. The entire country is saying that Chowkidar chor hai (Chowkidar has committed theft). It is a day of celebration that the Supreme Court has talked about justice," the Congress president had said in his constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.

The Bhartiya Janata Party accused him of putting words in the mouth of the top court and sued him for contempt.

Today, the Top Court said that it wanted Rahul Gandhi's response. "We never made any such observations commented on by Rahul Gandhi," said the court.