Why did Supreme Court shoot down Congress’ review petition on Rafale deal?

Rafales-at-a-IAF-baseIn its verdict today, the Supreme Court gave its stamp of approval on the Rafale deal, but more importantly said that the perception of individuals cannot be the basis of a fishing and roving enquiry by the Court

The Supreme Court today gave its final stamp of approval on the Rafale deal and said that there were no irregularities in it. While rejecting the review petitions that challenged the earlier order giving the Centre a clean chit, the Supreme Court said that the court cannot initiate a roving and fishing inquiry and there is no ground for an FIR.

In today’s Rafale order there was also a word of caution for Rahul Gandhi, who had attributed his remark, “Chowkidar Chor Hai,” to the order of the Supreme Court. While cautioning him to be careful in future, the court said that he had uttered those words without even reading the judgment of the Supreme Court dated December 2018.

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On Rafale pricing, SC says one can’t compare apples and oranges

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Photo courtesy: defenseindustrydaily.com

New Delhi, Nov 14: While rejecting the review petitions in the Rafale case, the Supreme Court said that on eat perusal of documents, it had found that one cannot compare apples and oranges.

The Bench made it clear that it was not for the court to determine the price at which the jets should have been bought. It expressed confidence and said that the Government’s internal mechanism would take care of the situation.

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Declare Sena-NCP-Congress post poll alliance unconstitutional says plea in SC

ncp-congress-ssNew Delhi, Nov 15: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking the declaration of the post-poll alliance between the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP as a fraud on the electorate.

The petition which would be heard in the next couple of days alleges that the stance taken by the Shiv Sena after the elections is nothing but a betrayal of the peoples’ mandate.

The petitioner, Pramod Pandit Joshi also sought a direction to the Centre and the State to refrain from appointing a chief minister from the alliance that is likely to emerge.

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Inclusive approach, over a lakh volunteers: How Centre ensured India remained safe after Ayodhya Verdict

ajit-doval-SC-mnThe Supreme Court delivered its historic verdict on the Ayodhya case on November 9. One of the key concerns was the security situation. The job of ensuring that the nation remained peaceful was entrusted to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

One of the key concerns ahead of the Ayodhya verdict that was delivered on Saturday was the security situation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was insistent that there ought to be a closure to this issue and he had even said before the verdict that the judgment should not be seen as a victory or loss to anyone.

Post the verdict too, the PM addressed the nation and compared the scenario to the fall of the Berlin Wall, which acted as a unifying factor. The job of ensuring that the nation remained peaceful was entrusted to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

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Sabarimala review: What 5 judges had said in the original verdict

sabrimala-5-judgresNew Delhi, Nov 14: The Supreme Court will deliver an important verdict in the Sabarimala case today.

The court would be reviewing its own verdict after a batch of petitions had challenged the decision to allow women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple.

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Rafale deal is clean reiterates Supreme Court while rejecting review petitions

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New Delhi, Nov 14: The Supreme Court upheld its earlier verdict in the Rafale case, while rejecting a batch of petitions that sought review of December 2018 judgment.

A review petition had been filed challenging the clean chit given to the NDA government in the purchase of 36 fully loaded Rafale jets from France under the inter-governmental deal.

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Chowkidar Chor Hai remark: SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi with a word of caution

rahulgandhiNew Delhi, Nov 14: The Supreme Court has closed the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi in which he attributed his remark, Chowkidar Chor Hai to the Rafale judgment of the Supreme Court.

The court said that Rahul Gandhi needs to be more careful in future for attributing to the court his remarks. While closing the contempt case against Rahul Gandhi, the SC said that he should be more careful in future. He uttered the words, Chowkidar Chor Hai, without even reading the Rafale judgment of the Supreme Court dated December 2018.

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In a 3:2 verdict, SC refers Sabarimala matter to a 7 Judge Bench

sabrimalaNew Delhi, Nov 14: The Supreme Court has referred the Sabarimala matter to a larger Bench. In a 3:2 verdict, the Bench said that the matter will now be heard by a seven-judge Bench of the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, Justices A M Khanwilkar and Indu Malhotra in a majority verdict said that the matter should be heard by a larger Bench. Justices R F Nariman and D Y Chandrachud in their dissenting view maintained that matter not be referred to a larger Bench.

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SC upholds disqualification of Karnataka MLAs, but allows them to contest by-polls

disqualified-mals-sc-1571882201New Delhi, Nov 13: The Supreme Court has upheld the disqualification of the 17 rebels from Karnataka. However the court said that they can contest the by-elections to the seats that fell vacant.

The Supreme Court was delivering its verdict on the plea by the disqualified MLAs who had challenged the orders of the then Assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to disqualify them.

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SC set to chart course of Karnataka politics, office of CJI today

SC-MLAsNew Delhi, Nov 13: The Supreme Court is set to pronounce two very important verdicts today. While one would decide the next course of politics in Karnataka, the other would decide on whether the CJI’s office comes under the ambit to the Right to Information Act.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce today 13 its verdict on the pleas of 17 disqualified Congress-JD (S) MLAs of Karnataka challenging the orders of the then Assembly speaker K R Ramesh Kumar to disqualify them.

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