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Madam, we are in the 21st century: Rahul to Raje on Rajasthan ordinance

Under the proposed law, the media cannot report on accusations against magistrates and others until the prosecution gets the go-ahead from the sanctioning authority

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. Photo: Twitter (@INCIndia)

Congress Vice-President on Sunday took a swipe at Rajasthan Chief Minister over a controversial ordinance, pointing out that the year was "2017, not 1817".

He also tagged a news report titled 'is against free speech, say legal experts'. The report said the ordinance prohibited an investigation without prior sanction against judicial officers and public servants and also restricted the media.

It said under the proposed law, the media cannot report on accusations against and others until the prosecution gets the go-ahead from the sanctioning authority.

The state government said in a release last night that there was no provision in the ordinance to protect corrupt officials.


First Published: Mon, October 23 2017. 09:03 IST
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