Rahul files reply in SC on contempt notice over ‘chowkidar’ remark

Rahul Gandhi expressed concern over the impact the coronavirus could have on the economy. File photo: PTI

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday (April 29) filed his reply in the Supreme Court on a notice issued to him after a contempt case by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi for his remarks on the Rafale verdict.

The counsel appearing for Gandhi mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and said they be allowed to file a reply on the contempt notice.

The bench, also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, allowed advocate Sunil Fernandes, who was appearing for Gandhi, to file the counter affidavit.

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The apex court had on April 23 issued criminal contempt notice to Gandhi for his “chowkidar chor hai” remark at Prime Minister Narendra Modi while referring to the Rafale judgment, which the apex court said was “incorrectly attributed” to it.

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