New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed his reply in the Supreme Court to the contempt plea filed against him by BJP Parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi and expressed regret for the remarks he made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mr Gandhi, in his reply, said that his statements were 'misused' by his political opponents and that he had made the statement in the heat of the election campaign. The Apex Court bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, will hear the matter on Tuesday.
During a media interaction in Amethi, Congress president had claimed that the apex court's order has made it "clear" that 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' (Prime Minister is thief) in its Rafale order.
Challenging this statement, Ms Lekhi filed a plea before the apex court and sought criminal contempt against Mr Gandhi for his alleged derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(UNI)