The Supreme Court expunged all observations by the Delhi High Court in connection with the case. Senior lawyer and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told mediapersons, "Every inference and conclusion by the Delhi High Court was expunged. We had asked for no more than exemption." Reacting to the development, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy refused to concede it as a relief for the Gandhis. The Delhi High Court had earlier observed that the conduct of Congress office bearers, including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, smacked of criminality.