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The Supreme Court is hearing the contempt petition filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Lekhi had moved a contempt petition against Gandhi in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent judgment concerning maintainability in the Rafale review case.
When the matter came up for hearing on April 15, a Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna had asked Gandhi to explain his statement, while observing,
“The Court had no such occasion to make any such observation.”
In response, Gandhi has now filed an affidavit through advocate Sunil Fernandes submitting that his brief statement, made amidst hectic political campaigning, was not intended to insinuate anything that has not been said by the Court.
The matter is listed today for hearing. Here are the live Updates: