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Will provide explanation to SC for Rahul's remarks on Rafale case: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday said it will provide an explanation to the for Rahul Gandhi's his remarks on the Rafale case verdict.

"They (Supreme Court) have sought an explanation. We will give an explanation to them," senior told reporters, when asked about the SC order on contempt plea filed by BJP against Gandhi.

The Monday made it clear that remarks made by in the media on the Rafale case verdict were "incorrectly attributed" to the apex court and directed the to give his explanation by April 22.

The apex court said it will consider the petition filed by Lekhi seeking contempt action against Gandhi for attributing some observations to the apex court which was not in the Rafale judgement.

"We make it clear that views, observations, findings attributed to this court in the alleged speeches, remarks made by Gandhi to media/public have been incorrectly attributed to this court. We also make it clear that this court had no occasion to make such observation in as much as it was deciding legal admissibility of certain documents which were objected by the attorney general," a bench headed by said.

"Having clarified the matter we deem it appropriate to seek explanation of Gandhi," the bench also comprising Justices and said.

The bench further said the explanation by Gandhi has to be filed on or before next Monday and the matter will be heard on April 23 (next Tuesday).

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 16:25 IST
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