Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday tendered an unconditional apology to the Supreme Court for wrongfully attributing his ‘chowkidar chor hai’ remark to the court in the Rafale case.
Rahul has filed a fresh affidavit with an unconditional apology to the Apex Court in a contempt of court case against him.
He said that he held the top court in the highest esteem and respect and that he had never intended to do anything which interfered with the process of administration of justice.
Rahul requested the top court to accept his apology and sought closure of the contempt proceedings against him, initiated by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.
“Deponent unconditionally apologises for the wrongful attributions to this Court. The Deponent further states that any such attributions were entirely unintentional, non-willful and inadvertent.” the affidavit stated.
Earlier, Rahul Gandhi addressed the media and said he had made a mistake and apologised to the Supreme Court, but not to PM Modi or BJP.
The top court had earlier said it would hear Rahul’s contempt case with a review petition on its verdict on the Rafale jet deal on May 10.
Meenakshi Lekhi took to her twitter account and tweeted, “You can run but you can’t hide! Rahul Gandhi finally apologises to the SC for his irresponsible remarks. Justice is a great leveller and Pinocchio’s story is a great reminder!”