BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Friday moved the Supreme Court seeking contempt action against Congress president Rahul Gandhi for allegedly attributing his remarks on the recent Rafale verdict to the apex court.
Lekhi, who is a sitting Lok Sabha MP from New Delhi constituency, in her plea alleged that Gandhi has attributed his personal remarks to the top court and tried to create prejudice.
Now the SC has made it clear that 'chowkidarji' (watchman) has committed a theft, Gandhi had told reporters after filing his nomination papers from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency.
He had claimed that the apex court has accepted that there is some corruption in Rafale.
The apex court, which had earlier cleared the Modi government of accusations of corruption over the Rafale deal with France, Tuesday said it will hear a review petition on the basis of the new documents, referred to by the petitioners.
It had on Wednesday allowed the plea of petitioners relying on leaked documents for seeking review of its Rafale judgement and dismissed the government's preliminary objections claiming "privilege" over them.
"I am happy and I have been saying so for months that Hindustan's PM has given the air force money to (industrialist) Anil Ambani, and the SC has accepted it. The SC is going to investigate it," Gandhi had said.
I want to thank the SC. It's a very happy day. The SC has talked about justice. Justice has prevailed," he had added.
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