Congress president Rahul Gandhi rendered an unconditional apology to the supreme court and requested to end the case registered by him against BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi and for unintentionally and inadvertently linking the Rafael case order with the jibe “Chowkidaar Chor Hai” phrase against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rahul Gandhi submitted an affidavit in which he expressed his regret for wrongly attributing the “Chowkidaar Chor Hai” remark to the supreme court to which the BJP argued that the statement is nowhere near to an unqualified apology. Following the BJP’s argument, Rahul Gandhi on April 30 promised to apologize in a fresh affidavit for his comments against the Prime Minister.
The affidavit submitted by the Congress president said “(Rahul Gandhi) unconditionally apologizes for the wrongful attributions to this Hon’ble Court. The Deponent further states that any such attributions were entirely unintentional, non-willful and inadvertent.” The affidavit also states that he holds the supreme court in high esteem and respect and “no actions were sought or intended to directly, or indirectly, commit any act that interferes with the process of administration of the judiciary.”
In an address, Rahul Gandhi has previously said that the court agreed that Chowkidaar Chor Hai while he was hitting at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale deal. The statements were taken to the supreme court that demanded Rahul Gandhi’s explanation for the involvement of the court in his comments.
Responding to the supreme court’s fury over Rahul Gandhi’s statement that involved Supreme Court, Rahul Gandhi admitted that the statements were a “rhetorical flourish in the heat of political campaigning.”