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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SC refuses to entertain plea alleging bribing in Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu
The Supreme Court Monday refused to entertain a plea which alleged that people were being bribed on a massive scale for Lok Sabha polls in Tamil Nadu. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it was not inclined to hear the matter since Lok Sabha elections in the state were already over.
Rahul Gandhi regrets attributing 'chowkidar chor hai' remark to SC
In connection with the contempt proceedings against Rahul Gandhi for attributing his 'Chowkidar chor hai' jibe to the Supreme Court observation in the Rafale matter, the Congress president expressed 'regret' and accepted that the apex court never used those words. He also gave an undertaking not to use it in future.
Supreme Court today refused to interfere in a petition seeking cancellation of construction of former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's memorial at Marina beach in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Notice to Smriti Irani
Supreme Court issues notice to BJP leader Smriti Irani on an appeal by Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam seeking to set aside the summons issued against him by a trial court in a criminal defamation complaint filed by Irani.
‘PM Narendra Modi' biopic
Election Commission submits its report to Supreme Court after watching film as directed by the court. Court will consider it again Friday. Meanwhile filmmakers to be given report copy.
Tik Tok ban
SC directs Madras HC to decide on Apr 24 plea of Tik Tok app seeking vacating of ban order. SC says if Madras HC fails to decide by Apr 24 TikTok's app plea for relief then its ban order will stand vacated
All SC benches start judicial proceedings at 10:45, 15 minutes after usual time.