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Supreme Court reserves verdict on contempt petition against Rahul Gandhi

The Congress chief had tendered an unconditional apology for wrongly attributing the 'chowkidar chor' remark to SC

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 10.05.19, 4:47 PM
  • Updated 10.05.19, 4:47 PM
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Congress President Rahul Gandhi (PTI)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday told the Supreme Court that he has already tendered an unconditional apology for "wrongly attributing" to it the "chowkidar chor hai" remarks and the criminal contempt proceedings against him should be closed.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved the verdict on the criminal contempt plea filed against him by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.

Senior advocate AM Singhvi, appearing for Gandhi, told the bench, also comprising Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph, that the Congress President has already tendered unconditional apology and has expressed regret over the wrongful attribution to the apex court.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Lekhi, told the bench that the apology tendered by Gandhi should be rejected and action must be taken against him as per the law.

Rohatgi also argued that the court should ask Gandhi to make an apology to the public for his remarks.