There is not a very big blow to Rahul Gandhi but somewhat approximately blow as party president on 10th April said during his rally “Supreme Court has made it clear that Chaukidar hi Chor hai aur usne Rafale deal ki madad se Rs30,000 crore ka fayda apne udyogpati mitra ko pahuchaya hai” (Translation: Supreme Court has made it all clear that self claimed security guard of this country is a thief and through Rafale deal he has benefitted his industrialist friend the sum of Rs. 30,000 crore.
Just after he made this statement BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi moved to supreme court and filed a contempt petition that “Rahul Gandhi through his statement had tried to disrespect the Apex court of our country and he is running a propaganda of ‘Choukidar Chor Hai’ in the name of supreme court. Case is still running in court, court has made no final decision regarding rafale deal then how can he run a propaganda in the name of Supreme court”
Supreme court has send Rahul Gandhi a notice for the same and next hearing has been scheduled on 30th April. The court has exempted Rahul Gandhi from personal appearance on April 30 in the contempt case. Rahul in his defence expressed regret over his remarks and said his statement was made in the “heat of (election) campaigning”, while adding that the same has been misused by his political opponents.