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Rahul Gandhi expresses regret on ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ jibe, says SC never used these words

Supreme Court Highlights: Congress president Rahul Gandhi filed his reply today after the apex court had sought an explanation from him for allegedly attributing to the top court certain remarks in its Rafale order.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 4, 2019 11:52:54 am
Will send ex-Ranbaxy promoters to jail if there is order violation: SC on arbitral award Supreme Court Highlights: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is expected to file his reply today after the apex court had sought an explanation from him for allegedly attributing to the top court certain remarks in its Rafale order.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed regret for “incorrectly attributing” a remark on the contentious Rafale deal to the Supreme Court, saying the comment was made in the “heat of the political campaigning” and that is was misused by his political opponents.

In an undertaking to the top court, Gandhi said, “I will not attribute any views, observations or findings to the Court in political addresses to the media and in public speeches, unless such views, observations or findings are recorded by the Court.”

Meanwhile, the Election Commission submitted its decision in a sealed cover to the Supreme Court in connection with the release of the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The court said it will consider the matter again on Friday.

The poll body was asked to watch the film and taken an informed decision on whether to ban its pan India release. Acting on complaints from political parties, including the Congress, the EC had stalled its release. The makers of the Bollywood film starring Vivek Oberoi as PM Modi had moved the apex court challenging the decision.

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All SC benches start judicial proceedings at 10:45, 15 minutes after usual time.

Allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by a former Supreme Court employee will likely cast a shadow on today's court proceedings. On Saturday, CJI Ranjan convened a special session of the apex court in which a bench including the CJI himself hurreidely heard the matter.

“There has to be a bigger, bigger force behind this. There are two offices — one of the Prime Minister and one of the CJI. They (people behind this controversy) want to deactivate the office of the CJI,” Justice Gogoi said at the special sitting, before asking, “Is this the reward a CJI gets after 20 years of service?”

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