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It’s 2017, not 1817, says Rahul Gandhi targeting Vasundhara Raje over ordinance shielding public servants

Rahul Gandhi on his official Twitter handle tweeted, “Madam Chief Minister, with all humility we are in the 21st century. It's 2017, not 1817.”


  |  Updated On : October 22, 2017 03:08 PM
It’s 2017, not 1817, says Rahul Gandhi targeting Vasundhara Raje over ordinance shielding public servants.

It’s 2017, not 1817, says Rahul Gandhi targeting Vasundhara Raje over ordinance shielding public servants.

New Delhi :  

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has attacked Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the new ordinance safeguarding judges and public servants from being investigated for on-duty action without prior sanction.

Rahul Gandhi on his official Twitter handle tweeted, “Madam Chief Minister, with all humility we are in the 21st century. It's 2017, not 1817.”

The Congress vice president with the tweet has also shared link of a noted English daily’s article on the ordinance.

The Vasundhara Raje government on Friday had passed an ordinance which seeks to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without its prior sanction.

The ordinance read, “No magistrate shall order an investigation nor will any investigation be conducted against a person, who is or was a judge or a magistrate or a public servant."

The recently passed ordinance by the Rajasthan government provides 180 days immunity to the officers and If no decision is taken on the sanction request during the stipulated time period, it will automatically mean that sanction has been granted.

Also read: Rajasthan govt passes ordinance that seeks to protect judges, babus from probe

The ordinance amends the Criminal Code of Procedure, 1973 and also seeks curb on publishing and printing or publicising in any case the name, address, photograph, family details of the public servants. Violating the clause would call for two years imprisonment.

Also read| Rajasthan: Civil rights group PUCL demands repeal of ordinance shielding judges and bureaucrats

First Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 02:56 PM


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