Rahul Gandhi has said he holds the Supreme Court in "highest esteem" and has sought closure of contempt proceedings against him.
Clarifying that the comment made during Gandhi's election campaign was wrongly attributed to the apex court, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna sought the "explanation" from the Congress President by April 22 and directed the hearing of the matter on April 23
In an identical move, Prime Minister Modi launched "Mai Bhi Chowkidar' campaign after Congress president Rahul Gandhi targeted him "Chowkidar Chor Hai" (watchman is a thief) jibe in view of alleged irregularities and favouritism in Rafale fighter jets deal.
BJP strategists who feel that Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ jibes and campaign is not resonating among people. "Surveys suggest that it is actually angering people," BJP leaders said.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday conducted a road show with sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who officially entered politics last month. Addressing a gathering, Rahul Gandhi reiterated his stand on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "chowkidar chor hai".