NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Rafale case verdict .
The apex court said it will consider the petition filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi seeking contempt action against Rahul Gandhi for attributing some observations to the apex court which was not in the Rafale judgement.
The court has sought Rahul’s response by April 22.
“We make it clear that views, observations, findings attributed to this court in the alleged speeches, remarks made by Gandhi to media/public have been incorrectly attributed to this court. We also make it clear that this court had no occasion to make such observation in as much as it was deciding legal admissibility of certain documents which were objected by the attorney general,” a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.
The bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said, “Having clarified the matter we deem it appropriate to seek explanation of Gandhi.”
The bench further said the explanation by Gandhi has to be filed on or before next Monday and the matter will be heard on April 23 (next Tuesday).
(With inputs from agencies)