Now BJP wants EC to act against Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi । The BJP asked the Election Commission to take “serious cognisance” of Rahul Gandhi’s “chowkidar chor hai” statement.

Earlier the Supreme Court demanded an explanation from the Congress President for wrongly attributing the said comment in the context of Rafale fighter jets issue to the apex court.

SC seeks Rahul’s explanation on ‘chowkidar chor hai’

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Gandhi of lying and said while the Indian Constitution gives every citizen the freedom to speak, it does not give freedom to “lie and abuse”.

“Please explain to the country why you lied and why you attributed that lie to the Supreme Court. When will Rahul Gandhi stop shameless showering of abuses on our leaders?” he said.

BJP complained in EC against Rahul’s chor jibe

His remarks came after the Supreme Court earlier observed that the “chowkidar chor hai” comment made by Gandhi  had been wrongly attributed to it and demanded an explanation from the Congress President by April 22.

Ravi Shankar Prasad accused Rahul Gandhi of repeatedly degrade the sanctity of constitutional bodies like Election Commission and Supreme Court.