BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari says Rajasthan government ordinance 'aims to strangulate democracy'

Jaipur:  BJP leader Ghanshyam Tiwari opposed a controversial ordinance promulgated by the Rajasthan government, saying it was "aimed to strangulate democracy".

File image of  Gulab Chand Kataria. Twitter@GulabKataria

File image of Gulab Chand Kataria. Twitter@GulabKataria

The rebel party leader wrote to Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria, saying he should see his letter as a form of political protest and urged him to reconsider the decision.

The Vasundhara Raje government has promulgated the ordinance, which seeks to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants from investigation for on-duty action without the state government's prior sanction.

"The bill that you will introduce in the Assembly in next few days will pave the way to form a law, which will shield the open loot of the chief minister, ministers and public servants," Tiwari wrote in the letter.

He said it will be a "dark day for democracy" when the bill will be introduced in the Rajasthan Assembly.

"As the bill is related to your department, I request you to reconsider it in the Cabinet. If it is introduced in the Assembly, I will protest against the bill, which is aimed to strangulate democracy in Rajasthan," he added.

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

Updated Date: Oct 22, 2017 21:12 PM

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