On Meenakshi Lekhi’s plea, Top Court issues notice to Rahul Gandhi for making remarks against PM Modi

The Top Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by quoting Supreme Court Observation. The Highest Court has sought a reply from Congress Amethi Candidate.

The Top Court notice to the Congress President came after Bharatiya Janata Party outgoing MP Meenakshi Lekhi filed a plea in the court seeking action against Rahul Gandhi for allegedly making remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi quoting an observation of the Top Court.

Congress President has been directed to the Top Court to file a reply before Monday. The Top Court fixed the matter for further hearing on Monday, April 22.

The Top Court Bench headed by CJI Ranjan Gogoi comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna further said, ‘Having clarified the matter we deem it appropriate to seek an explanation of Gandhi.

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The petitioner Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi has claimed in her petition ‘the words used and attributed by him to SC in the Rafale case has been made to appear something else. He is replacing his personal statement as the Supreme Court’s order and trying to create prejudice’.

Earlier the Top Court had April 10 giving a jolt to Centre unanimously rejected the objections raised by Government against the review pleas filed for apex court’s decision on the Rafale deal.

The Top Court also allowed the admissibility of three documents in Rafale deal as evidence in re-examining the review petitions filed against the SC’s December 14 judgement refusing to order probe in procuring 36 Rafale fighter jets from France.

Commenting on Supreme Court Observation Rahul Gandhi had reportedly said ”I am really happy that the Supreme Court has accepted the fact that the Prime Minister of India had looted the money of the IAF and given to Mr Anil Ambani. I had been saying this since months.”

BJP launched an attack of Rahul Gandhi for quoting the Supreme Court’s observation in the wrong way and mislead the people to attack Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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