Bengaluru: Smart men learn from the mistakes of others. But there are others who do not learn from their own previous mistakes! 

Months ago, former AICC chief Rahul Gandhi was in the news for wrongly attributing the Supreme Court for his “chowkidar chor hai” comment. 

After the Supreme Court took cognisance of the lie he spoke and took exception to it, his lawyers submitted an apology to the top court. 

After that BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi filed a complaint against him for contempt of court, the court took up the case, but let him off with a strict reprimand, adding that he should be more careful in the future. 

Just days after this mortifying experience, Rahul Gandhi should have learnt his lessons. But he has only resorted to a recidivistic behaviour as he called a fellow MP Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, a “terrorist”. 


Well, none supports Pragya Singh Thakur if she has made a calumnious statement. She even issued an apology for the same, but it is regrettable that Rahul Gandhi, a person in a respectable position, has resorted to such behaviour in spite of the top court giving him a warning. 

Sreenath Sheshadri, a BJP spokesperson says “Any responsible person with the knowledge of law doesn’t make such statements. She is an accused and is innocent until proven guilty. Moreover, she has issued an apology on the same and the matter should be left there itself. When the top court has asked him to be more careful, Rahul Gandhi ought to have been so. It is unfortunate and he must tender an apology.” 

While everyone is seeking his apology, a defiant Rahul Gandhi refuses to be sorry for the statement he gave. He said “Let them do it. I have made my stand clear."

Another BJP rightly said, “Calling a woman and Member of Parliament a terrorist is even worse than the murder of Mahatma Gandhi."