New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed his regret to the apex court for his remarks on the verdict of the court ruling that classified documents accessed by the media can be used as evidence.
Rahul Gandhi accepted that the comment was made in heat of the campaign and the court ‘never said these words’.
Congress President in his statement to the Supreme Court said, “My political opponents wrongly projected that I had deliberately and intentionally suggested that the Supreme Court had said 'Chowkidar chor hai'. Nothing could be farther from my mind.
He also said, “It is also clear that no court would ever do that (say Chowkidar chor hai) and hence the unfortunate references (for which I express regret) to the court order and to the political combination in the same breath in the heat of the political campaigning ought not to be construed as suggesting that the court had given any finding or conclusion in Rafale deal.”
The BJP accused him of putting words in the mouth of the top court and sued him for contempt. The Supreme Court said it wanted Rahul Gandhi's answer. "We never made any such observations commented on by Rahul Gandhi," said the court.