Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting during the ongoing general elections at Madurai. (Source: PTI)

Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice To Rahul Gandhi For Remarks On Rafale Verdict

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a contempt notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the Rafale judgment, which the apex court had said were "incorrectly attributed" to it.

The top court said it will hear the criminal contempt petition filed by Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi of the Bharatiya Janata Party, against Gandhi on April 30, along with the pending review petition against the Dec. 14, 2018 verdict in the Rafale jet deal.

The top court rejected Gandhi’s plea to close the criminal contempt petition filed by Lekhi.

"On hearing senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi on behalf of Gandhi in the contempt petition we deem it fit to issue notice to the respondent (Rahul) Gandhi," a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said.

"We also direct the registry to list the review petition along with the contempt petition next Tuesday," the bench also comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna said.

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