The President of the Indian National Congress Rahul Gandhi, in a fresh affidavit apologises to the Supreme Court of India for linking the Rafale order with the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ (watchman is a thief) phrase against Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
Mr. Gandhi’s “unconditional apology” to the Supreme Court added that he “unintentionally and inadvertently” linked the two.
In an earlier affidavit Rahul Gandhi expressed regret which, the BJP argued, was nowhere near an unqualified apology that was required.
On April 10th the Supreme Court passed a fresh order to review the Rafale verdict it made in December last year after a leading newspaper in India revealed classified documents, claiming the Prime Minister’s Office undermined the Ministry of Defence officials in the negotiations of the Rafale fighter jets with France.
Soon after the order Mr. Gandhi at a public rally with the “chowkidar” slogan, but attributed it to the top court judges. Which the BJP in an appeal accused the Congress Chief of contempt. The court demanded Mr. Gandhi’s explanation. Then in an affidavit he had falsely quoted the top court as “rhetorical flourish in the heat of political campaigning” without having seen, read or analysed the order.
Source : Various