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Rahul Gandhi apologises to Supreme Court on 'Chowkidar-Chor' comments

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday replied to the contempt plea filed against him by BJP lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi. In a reply to the top court, Gandhi said that he ‘regrets’ the remark and admitted that 'Chowkidar chor hai' after Rafale order was said in 'heat of political campaigning'. He also added that his remark was used and misused by political opponents. During an interaction with media after his roadshow in Amethi, the Congress president had claimed that that the apex court’s order had made it "clear" that the Prime Minister "committed a theft". It triggered accusations from the BJP that this was gross contempt of court.

Updated : 22 April 2019, 12:24 PM