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Supreme Court closes defamation case against Rahul Gandhi

Supreme Court closes defamation case against Rahul Gandhi

IBNS | @indiablooms | 14 Nov 2019, 06:06 am

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Thursday closed the defamation case against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his "chowkidar chor hai" remark.

Warning Rahul, the top court has said people holding constitutional posts should be careful in making remarks.

The former Congress president's remark implies Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a corrupt.

Earlier in an affidavit, Rahul had stated that he is apologising for attributing his "Chowkidar Chor hai" remark to the court and further requested dropping of contempt proceedings against him.

During a media interaction in Amethi in April this year, Rahul, who was then the Congress president, had claimed that the apex court's order has made it 'clear' that 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' (Prime Minister is thief) in its Rafale order.

Challenging this statement, Meenakshi Lekhi of BJP had filed a plea before the apex court and sought criminal contempt against Rahul for his alleged derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister.