Rahul Gandhi, president of the Congress Party, speaks during an event marking the release of the Congress manifesto at the party’s headquarters in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

Rahul Gandhi Regrets Remarks Made On Rafale Verdict, Files Affidavit With Supreme Court

Congress President Rahul Gandhi filed an affidavit with the Supreme Court expressing regret over his remarks related to the Rafale verdict, which the apex court had said was "incorrectly attributed" to the institution.

The apex court on April 15 had directed Gandhi to give his explanation by April 22.

In the affidavit, Gandhi said he had made the statements in the heat of political campaigning which have been misused by his opponents.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi had made it clear that Gandhi's remarks, made in the media, on the Rafale verdict were incorrectly attributed to the apex court.

The top court had sought Gandhi's explanation on a petition filed by Bharatiya Janata Party’s Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi, who has sought criminal contempt against the Congress president.

The apex court is scheduled to hear the matter on Tuesday.

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