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.