Rahul Gandhi apologises for attributing 'chowkidar chor hai' jibe to SC

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who has been facing the ire of the Supreme Court for attributing the ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibe aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi to it, apologised to the court on Tuesday.

Pulling up Rahul while hearing the contempt proceedings against him, the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi observed that in the affidavit filed, at one point the Congress chief is admitting the mistake and at the other, it is denying making the contemptuous remarks.

“We have great difficulty in understanding what you want to say in the affidavit,” said the bench, also comprising justices S.K Kaul and K.M Joseph.

As Rahul agreed to file a fresh affidavit, expressing apology, the Supreme Court asked him to keep his political stand to himself.

On April 22, Rahul had expressed regret for his attribution and given an undertaking to the Supreme Court that he will not attribute any views to the court in his political addresses unless there are specific orders.