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.
Madam Chief Minister, with all humility we are in the 21'st century. It's 2017, not 1817. https://t.co/ezPfca2NPS— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 22, 2017
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.