India’s top court asks Rahul Gandhi to explain remarks on Rafale order

Amid campaigns over his poll fight from Amethi and Wayanad constituencies, India’s Congress party president Rahul Gandhi was asked by the Supreme Court on Monday to explain the alleged remarks he made while welcoming the court’s recent order on Rafale fighter jets case.

The court was responding to a petition filed by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Meenakshi Lekhi who said Rahul attributed his personal remarks to the top court thereby making what the court actually said on the case appear as something else and trying to create prejudice.

Rahul has been given time till April 23 to explain his remarks.

The court did not issue any formal notice to Rahul.

The Supreme Court said the views, observations and findings attributed to the court in Rahul’s response to media have been incorrectly attributed to the court.

The court said it did not make any such observation as cited by Rahul while deciding on the legal admissibility of certain document as basis for considering review petitions linked to its ruling in the case.