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Rahul Gandhi finally tenders ‘unconditional’ apology to SC

The Supreme Court of India and Rahul Gandhi (Image: Wikipedia and Wiki commons)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on May 8 submitted a fresh affidavit in the Supreme Court expressing his ‘unconditional apology’ for linking his Chowkidar chor hai  (the watchman is a thief)jibe against Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi to the apex court.

In his previous affidavit, Rahul Gandhi had expressed “regret” in response to a contempt notice issued by the SC over his remark. But during the hearing he apologised verbally. However, the SC had demanded it in writing.

Rahul Gandhi had misquoted the top court’s ruling on April 10. The court had dismissed the government’s plea that the petition for reviewing its earlier judgement on Rafale deal be dropped as it was based on ‘leaked document’. The Congress president, though, quoted the SC as saying “Chowkidar chori kae hai”, which prompted BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi file a contempt plea.

Initially, the court had sought an explanation from Rahul Gandhi. Not satisfied with his explanation, the court issued a contempt notice, to which he responded with an affidavit that looked like a carbon copy of his earlier explanation.

Finally, on behalf of Rahul Gandhi, advocate Sunil Fernandes has submitted:

“The Deponent unconditionally apologises for the wrongful attributions to this Hon’ble Court. The Deponent further states that any such attributions were entirely unintentional, non-willful and inadvertent.“

In the three-page affidavit, Rahul Gandhi has also requested the SC to drop the contempt proceedings against him.


Are you British, MHA asks Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Acting on a complaint by BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy, the Ministry of Home Affairs on April 30 issued notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi seeking “factual position” on his citizenship.

Dr Swamy’s complaint mirrors another that an independent candidate in the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, submitted to the returning officer on April 20. Dhruv Lal in his complaint had raised questions over Rahul Gandhi’s real name, citizenship and educational qualifications.

His complaint alleged that Rahul Gandhi had declared his nationality as “British” in the Memorandum of Association and Annual Return of a British company, called Backops Limited, for the period ending August 21, 2005. Gandhi was reportedly serving as a Director of the company.

“The Candidate (Rahul Gandhi) has admitted in his Election Affidavit dated 03.04.2004 that he held shares in the Company named, Backops Limited, Britain. Memorandum of Association and Annual Return for the period ending 21.08.2005 of the said Company record Candidate’s nationality as “British” and his address is in the United Kingdom,” Dhruv Lal states in the complaint.

Rahul Gandhi has 15 days to respond to the notice, a copy of which is give below.