Meenakshi Lekhi Defamation Case: Rahul Gandhi let off with a warning, contempt case closed

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Updated:Nov 14, 2019 11:14:14 am

Meenakshi Lekhi Defamation Case Against Rahul Gandhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday warned former Congress president Rahul for wrongly attributing to the top court in his derogatory remark in the Rafale case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Meenakshi Lekhi Defamation Case, Meenakshi Lekhi Defamation Live UpdatesSupreme Court on Thursday slammed Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the top court in his controversial remark directed at PM Modi. The criminal contempt case against him was filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi.

Meenakshi Lekhi Defamation Case Hearing Live Updates: The Supreme Court on Thursday slammed former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the top court in his derogatory remark in the Rafale case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The court said, ” Mr Rahul Gandhi needs to be more careful in future for attributing to the court his remarks.” The court then order to close the criminal contempt case against the Congress leader. The criminal contempt plea was filed against Rahul by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi for wrongly attributing to the top court in his controversial remark in the Rafale deal case against PM Modi. The judgment was reserved by a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SK Kaul and KM Joseph had on May 10.

Rahul had made the controversial remark on April 10 while speaking to media after the court dismissed the Centre’s objections in the Rafale deal case. The Supreme Court had on April 10 admitted certain documents for supporting the review petitions against the December 14 last year verdict in the Rafale deal case. The Modi government had objected to this. Later, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi filed the contempt plea against Rahul for the making remarks against the Prime Minister. The Supreme Court had observed that the remarks made by Rahul Gandhi were incorrectly attributed to it.

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    11:05 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    SC closes contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi

    The Supreme Court on Thursday closed a contempt plea filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the court his controversial slogan against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale case.

    11:04 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    Supreme Court slams Rahul Gandhi, asks him to be more careful

    The Supreme Court slammed former Congress president Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the top court in his derogatory remark in the Rafale deal case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The court said, ' Mr Rahul Gandhi needs to be more careful in future for attributing to the court his remarks.'

    11:01 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    Meenakshi Lekhi defamation case

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had invited flak from the Supreme Court over his earlier affidavit in which he had not directly admitted his mistake for incorrectly attributing the allegedly contemptuous remark to the top court.

    10:26 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    What Rahul Gandhi said in his apology

    On May 8 this year, then Congress president Rahul Gandhi had tendered unconditional apology in the Supreme Court court for wrongfully attributing to it his controversial remark in the Rafale verdict and said that he holds the top court in the "highest esteem and respect" and any attributions to it were "entirely unintentional, non-wilful and inadvertent".

    09:53 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    Meenakshi Lekhi Defamation Case Live: BJP MP wants Rahul to tender apology to public

    Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, had submitted that the apology tendered by Rahul Gandhi should be rejected and action must be taken against him as per the law. Rohatgi also argued that the court should ask Gandhi to make an apology to the public for his remarks.

    09:30 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    Meenakshi Lekhi Defamation Case Live: Abhishek Manu Singhvi to agrue for Rahul Gandhi

    Senior advocate AM Singhvi, appearing for Rahul Gandhi, had told the court that his client has already expressed regret over the wrongful attribution to the apex court.

    09:11 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    Judgment reserved on May 10

    A Bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph had on May 10 reserved the judgement on the contempt plea filed against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

    08:54 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    Rahul Gandhi had tendered unconditional apology

    Rahul Gandhi, who was then the president of the Congress Party, had told the Supreme Court that he has already tendered unconditional apology for wrongly attributing the remarks relating to the Prime Minister to the apex court.

    08:14 (IST)14 Nov 2019
    Supreme Court verdict on contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi today

    The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Thursday its verdict on BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi's criminal contempt plea against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Rahul, then Congress president, had wrongly attributed to the top court his controversial remark in Rafale case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    The case was filed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi against then Congress president Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the Supreme Court in his derogatory remark in Rafale case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Supreme Court had then observed that Rahul incorrectly attributed to it in his comment and sought an apology.
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