Congress president Mr. Rahul Gandhi has expressed regret for saying “Chowkidar Chor Hai” remark against Prime Minister Narendara Modi to the Supreme Court. “The comment was made on the heat of political campaigning, Mr. Gandhi said on his replay to the Supreme Court.
Rahul Gandhi apologized in his reply to the Supreme Court in connection of a contempt petition filed by the Bharatiya Janata Party against him in the Rafale controversy.
The BJP had filed the contempt petition against Mr. Gandhi after the Congress President hit the Prime Minister on the remark ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ at a rally.
The Supreme Court has earlier made it clear that Rahul Gandhi had told “chowkidarji(watchman) has committed theft “ to the reporter. The Court also clarified that it had not made any remark regarding the Prime Minister’s role in the Rafale deal.
BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi filed the contempt petition and pleaded that the Congress President is misinterpreting the Court’s order.
“He is representing his personal statement as a Supreme court order and is trying to create a prejudicial image in the minds of the public against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Meenakshi Lekhi said.
Source: India today