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BJP MP moves SC against Rahul's remarks on Rafale, SC to hear plea on April 15

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

on Friday moved the seeking contempt action against for allegedly attributing his remarks on the recent verdict to the apex court.

A bench headed by said it will hear the plea on April 15.

Lekhi, who is a sitting Lok Sabha MP from constituency, in her plea alleged that Gandhi has attributed his personal remarks to the top court and tried to create prejudice.

Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Lekhi, told the bench that the reportedly made a remark that the "said chowkidaar chor hai" in the verdict.

The had on April 10 claimed that the apex court has made it clear that committed a theft.

He had made the statement while interacting with reporters in Amethi after filing his nomination papers where he is contesting against

Gandhi had also recalled a recent interview by the prime minister, in which Modi had said the had given a clean chit to his government on the deal.

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

The apex court, which had earlier cleared the 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 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.

The Rafale fighter is a twin-engine Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) manufactured by French company

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 13:25 IST