Rajasthan ordinance- Vasundhara Raje asks ministers to 'rethink', says source

ANI | Updated: Oct 24, 2017 10:23 IST

Rajasthan ordinance- Vasundhara Raje asks ministers to 'rethink', says source .

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Oct 24 (ANI): After receiving severe criticism from the Opposition, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday asked the state minsters to rethink over the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, according to a source .

The source further said that Chief Minister Raje called a meeting at her residence, which was attended by Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, Rajendra Rathore, BJP State President Ashok Parnami, Yunus Khan and Arun Chaturvedi .

Notably, the Opposition disapproved the ordinance and dubbed it as an impetus to corrupt officials .

Earlier in the day, leaders of Congress Party also staged a protest outside Rajasthan assembly against the same .

The Rajasthan Government, in the current legislative session, passed an ordinance that protects both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in the state from being investigated for on-duty action without prior sanction .

The ordinance also sought to bar the media from reporting on accusations against the judges and bureaucrats till the sanction to proceed with the probe is obtained .

The ordinance is an amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 . (ANI)